From the JCK staff

The JCK family joins with our friends and colleagues in the jewelry, gem, and watch industries in expressing our deep sorrow and condolences to those whose loved ones have been killed or injured, and to those whose lives and businesses have been so disrupted in the tragedy that struck America. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Please open the page to view emergency contact information and ways to contribute to the relief effort.

For those living in New York and who need emergency assistance of any kind, including missing person and family assistance information, the City of New York has set up an emergency information Web site at www.nyc.gov.

For Those in Washington who may need assistance, call the following numbers: Army, 800-984-8523; Navy/Marines, 877-663-6772; and Air Force, 800-253-9276.

A message from Cahners Publishing

We at Cahners Publishing, which owns JCK, are saddened by the horrific and tragic events of September 11th. We are grateful to those who are contributing to the relief efforts. Our thoughts are with the children, friends and families of the victims.

There are large telemarketing companies who have set their thousands of telemarketers to fund-raising for the World Trade Center tragedy. These companies take advantage of a legal loophole that allows them to collect money but give only 2% of it to the charities they allegedly represent. Oftentimes they create the charity and keep all the donated monies for themselves. We urge all of our readers and their families to give to known entities only, and at no time give money over the telephone.

How can you help? Here are links to bonafide relief agencies:

Fire Donations, www.firedonations.com

American Red Cross, www.redcross.org

Salvation Army, www.salvationarmy.org

United Way, www.unitedway.com