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IIUG Special Issue
September 14, 2001

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Welcome to this special edition of the IIUG Alert. The IIUG Alert contains time-sensitive material for the IBM Informix community. Please provide feedback via e-mail to


  1. Message from the IIUG President
  2. Emergency IBM Assistance: New York City and Washington, D.C.
  3. How to Contribute to the Relief Efforts


All of us have been deeply shaken by Tuesday's calamitous events. The magnitude of the human loss baffles and confuses us, while the surprise element of the attack and the unclear accountability leave us feeling stunned and powerless.

This wasn't only an American tragedy. Hundreds if not thousands of foreign diplomats, international corporate executives and foreign tourists witnessed the airplane crashes and the resulting explosions, fire, and eventual collapse of buildings.

In this increasingly diverse and cross-cultural world we are all part of deeply interwoven communities. Our own IIUG relationships span the globe, and our spirit of cooperation and selfless contribution is reflected in the open sharing of knowledge and mutual technical assistance.

Therefore, on behalf of the International Informix Users Group and its Board of Directors, I would like to express our deepest sympathies to everyone who has been touched by the crisis. We especially extend our best wishes to our two local user groups in New York City and Washington D.C., to the 1,200 IBM customers within the World Trade Center complex and in its vicinity, and to the families and friends who endured endless hours of emotional despair.

In this special edition of our IIUG Alert, we also provide the means to offer and request relief, as follows:


IBM's corporate web site contains the following message:

"The people of IBM extend our sympathies to all those affected by the tragic events of this week."

"Emergency technical support, equipment and facilities have been mobilized to assist customers, as well as government and volunteer relief agencies. Customers who require information or assistance in this time of crisis can contact a special response team."

This IBM response team can be contacted by visiting the following web site address:

Alternatively, for US customers requiring disaster-related assistance, please phone 1-800-IBM-CALL, or e-mail to


City of New York

The City of New York is accepting contributions to aid the families of Police, Fire, EMS and other City employees involved in rescue efforts.

Please make your check or money order payable to:

The City of New York
100 Church Street, 20th Floor
New York, New York 10007

Please include your name and address with your tax-deductible contribution to NYCPPI (New York City Public/Private Initiatives, Inc.). NYCPPI is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.

On The Internet

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

The American Red Cross

The New York Firefighter's Memorial Fund
"All proceeds from the NY Firefighter's Memorial Fund will go to the families of our fallen brothers and sisters."

Amazon's Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund
"All of us at are deeply saddened by the recent tragedies in New York City, Washington, D.C., and southwestern Pennsylvania, and we extend our sympathies and condolences to those affected. You can support relief efforts by making a donation to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. You can contribute from $1 to $100--any donation is greatly appreciated. ALL donated money will go to the Red Cross to help victims of this and other is waiving its usual fees."

MSNBC How to Help


While we are saddened beyond words by Tuesday's tragedy, we also resolve not to give in to our fears and to continue to support one another within the IIUG community. Our next regular edition of the IIUG Alert will broadcast as scheduled on Friday, September 21st, and we look forward to spending time with one another at the IBM Informix Conference in October.


The International Informix Users Group (IIUG) is an international organization designed to enhance communications between Informix and its worldwide user community. The IIUG now has over 13,000 members and enjoys major support from IBM Data Management division. We also help local user groups get started and promoted.

Sources: IIUG Board of Directors
Editors: Fred Hubbard and Martha Schraer, IIUG Board of Directors

For comments, please e-mail to