September 2, 2011
Today, Oakbrook Center paid a special tribute to the New York City Fire Department Ladder 3 Battalion 6, which lost 12 firefighters in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Long-time Oak Brook resident Ed Donnelly spoke of his brother, Lieutenant Kevin W. Donnelly, who perished that day. In honor of Lt. Donnelly and others, Oakbrook Center donated $5,000 to the Ladder 3 Memorial Fund, which benefits families of the victims. Local dignitaries also attended the brief ceremony to hear Donnelly’s story, which received broadcast and print media coverage thanks to outreach from the LCWA team. Donnelly and his family will travel to New York to participate in 10th anniversary events.