Contact: Sunny Mindel/ Edward Skyler (212) 788-2958
"New York City has been in mourning since this tragedy took place," Mayor Giuliani said. "It is at times like this when New Yorkers show that they are amongst the most compassionate and loving people in the world and this situation is no different. Because so many people have asked what they can do to help the families of the seven victims, we established this fund, which will allow people to make donations and know that the money will go to the families directly and without delay."
Ed Choe, Wendy's Senior Vice President of Operations, said, "Wendy's wanted to find an appropriate way to express our sympathy, honor our friends and colleagues and provide assistance to their families."
On behalf of their employees, Wendy's representatives also expressed their personal gratitude to the Mayor's Office and the New York City Police Department for their outstanding work and ongoing support.
A single fund will be established and divided among the seven families to use as they see fit. To make a monetary contribution, checks can be made out to:
Individuals with further questions on how they can help are encouraged to call (212) 788-7410 or (212) 788-7418.
On Wednesday night, two men murdered five Wendy's employees and wounded two others during a robbery attempt at the Wendy's in Flushing, Queens. Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to call 1-800-577-TIPS. Wendy's and the City are offering $60,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this crime.