Pay It Forward 911 Annual Giving

On September 11, 2001, thousands of “Come from Aways” from 90 countries landed in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada after the US air space was closed due to the terrorist bombings of the World Trade Center in New Your City and  the Pentagon in Washington, DC.  I will never forget witnessing firsthand the compassion shown to strangers by the residents of Gander and other nearby towns. Just as the world was united against terrorism after 9/11, it is imperative we unite the world today in spreading kindness and compassion for millions who are suffering during the pandemic.

The purpose of Pay It Forward 9/11 remains: to remember the 2,977 souls killed in the terror attacks that day, and to honor the helpers who demonstrated remarkable compassion during the recovery.

In 2021, we will acknowledge the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks by encouraging people worldwide to perform a total of 20,000 good deeds for strangers that day, especially through organized observances in New York City, Washington DC, and Austin, TX.

In 2001, the people of Gander started a ripple effect of compassion during a crisis. We must not let this wave be stopped. Your financial contributions will help to educate and inspire people to participate in this 20th annual event.



Kevin Tuerff,  Founder
Pay It Forward 9/11


  • Maureen Murray 
    • $150 
    • 27 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $250 
    • 27 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 27 d
  • Sara Beechner 
    • $500 
    • 28 d
  • Kevin Tuerff 
    • $500 
    • 28 d
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Fundraising team (2)

Ted Smith 
Raised $1,500 from 5 donations
Austin, TX
Pay It Forward 911 
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Kevin Tuerff 
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