Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Meet Christophe, the 9/11 Patch Project's Belgian Rep

The 9/11 Patch Project involves the support and participation of over 8000 organizations in 25 countries. Christophe Knop, a Belgian Police Officer, has been the 9/11 Patch Projects official representative for the country of Belgium since November of 2011. Christophe recently visited New York and met with the NYPD, the FDNY and toured the 9/11 Memorial. In his own words,

 "My name is Christophe and I am a Police Officer from Belgium. My heart beats USA for the full 100 %. One and a half years ago I ordered a decal from the 9/11 patch project. At that moment I subscribed myself on the newsletter.

About 6 months ago I received the newsletter and saw that Brett Hill was looking for some volunteers in other States to make the project well known.I replied to tell him that I was interested but that I was living in Belgium. That was no problem and since then I am proud to be a member of the 9/11 patch project team.

It’s not so easy to promote the project in Belgium because for lot’s of people it’s a far from their bed show. But I am doing my best and for myself, I proudly have a decal on my car and wear a patch on my vest. Take care and stay safe. Knop Christophe

Thank you Christophe for all you do for the 9/11 Patch Project! 

Are you in Belgium or Europe? Contact Christophe for more information on how you can support the 9/11 Patch Project or obtain the 9/11 Patches, Decals or other merchandise HERE

Monday, March 26, 2012

Hero Bears

The 9/11 Patch Project recently teamed up with Hero Industries to offer the 9/11 Hero Bear to help raise funds for the 9/11 Patch Project and customized Hero Bears as fund raising opportunities for all Fire & EMS agencies around the world.

Working as a firefighter/paramedic for the last 20 years, Hill (9/11 Patch Project founder) knows that handing out teddy bears to kids that are sick or injured can make a tragic experience for them turn into something a little more positive. And when a family has lost their home or apartment to a fire, handing the children a Hero Bear or two can put a smile on their faces--especially after knowing they may have lost most of their own personal toys and stuffed animals.

Having custom Hero Bears to hand out with your departments patch or name stenciled on the back, is one of the best public relations tools you can have for your organization. The custom Hero Bear is also a great fund raising opportunity for your organization. Buying the Hero Bears at wholesale will allow your organization to sell them at a 100% mark up to insure funds can be easily raised.

With EMS agencies, we can even outfit the bear with a blue jumpsuit, a blue helmet and even add your agencies patch or name to the back. The ear tags that come with the bears can even be customized to add specific information about your organization.

Get your 9/11 Hero Bear or have our custom Hero Bear designed today. If you want to use the 9/11 Hero Bear as your organizations fund raiser, contact us today and we can get you the wholesale pricing for multiple 9/11 Hero Bears.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Become a 9/11 Patch Project LifeTime Sponsor

The 9/11 Patch Project would like to invite your organization to become our Lifetime Sponsor. Our non-profit effort to remember the heroes of 9/11 could really use your help—and we can provide some great visibility for your company/organization in return!

*Our Sponsors will greatly benefit this April 18th thru the 21st when we are on exhibit at this years FDIC-2012. This is the largest firefighting event in the world with as many as 30,000 visitors passing by our booth. See us listed as an exhibitor HERE. We are also great friends with the event entertainment which will bring more attention to our booth and the 9/11 Patch Project. Learn more about Adam Ferrara HERE. The deadline for submitting your sponsor payment and high resolution logo to be included in the FDIC event is April 1st, 2012.

Here is what the Sponsor page looks like. Our current sponsors are: Northrop Grumman, Chicago Firefighters, Rockford Firefighters, Philadelphia Firefighters, Beverly Hills Firefighters, Baltimore Firefighters, Auto Medic of Seattle, HazSim, Rapid Deployment Products, ID Safety 24 on 7 and Hire Patriots-Connecticut.

Here are some of the advantages of our sponsorship program.
  • Exposure to your organization from 10′s of thousands of monthly visitors on our website
  • Inclusion of your logo and link in our weekly newsletters’ 4000 subscribers
  • Display of your logo on our booth banner at various events with a display of your handouts
  • Radio and TV exposure of your organization from various interviews we do
  • Mention of your organization in our press releases and other print media
Your Sponsor donation helps the project stay open and enables us to continue raising funds for the NYC Bravest Scholarship Fund, the Terry Farrell Fund and the Feal Good Foundation. Please follow this link  to secure your Sponsorship, send us your banner and web link via EMAIL and we will get it done within 12 hours. (If you do not have a banner, we can make one for you–just let us know) Questions? Call Brett Hill at             661-305-7476