Jay Winuk

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Victim's Brother Calls On People To Help Others On 9/11

September 07, 2018 - 2:02 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- The anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 is not just a day to remember the victims – it is also a day to help others in memory of the fallen.

In his search for meaning after his brother was killed at the World Trade Center, Jay Winuk helped found My Good Deed. That led to the designation of 9/11 as a national day of service.

"People get to participate in this either in a self-directed way – meaning they choose whatever good deed they want to do on this day – or in an organized activity," Winuk said.

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is one of four sites where meals will be packed for the needy.

"For the four cities, we will probably have packed 1.7 million nonperishable meals for food challenged people in those markets," Winuk said.

Winuk sees the day of service as a great way to honor his brother, Glen, who was 40.

"For me, it's therapeutic,” he said. “It's the best that I could do for my brother really."

He is hoping everyone contributes a selfless act.