For the 13th consecutive September, the US Embassy partnered with the Red Cross of the City of Skopje and the Institute of Transfusion Medicine to collect blood and food supplies for those in need. The Food and Blood Drive started in 2002 to honor the victims, survivors, and first responders of the September 11 attacks through community service.
This year, 2021, marks the 20th anniversary of the tragic events that took the lives of nearly 3,000 people on September 11, 2001. In remembrance of this day, and honoring the tradition of humanitarian and selfless acts, AmCham donated food and hygiene supplies for those in need.
This year, the donations will be intended for families affected by the wildfire outbreaks in the country, and in recognition of the volunteer firefighters that selflessly helped those in need in the most trying times.