9/11 Survivor tells Story of Heroes and Angels
During the September 11, 2019 Fanwood-Scotch Plains Rotary Club lunch meeting guest speaker Connie Labetti told her 9-11 survivor story.
Many were moved to tears in the packed meeting room as Connie recounted how heroes, and maybe even angels, helped her and others escape the south tower on 9/11.
Crucial to her survival was her boss Ronald Fazio who stayed behind and made sure everyone left the floor. Ronald made it from the 99th floor of the south tower to the lobby on 9/11, but he stayed behind to hold the door so others could make it out alive. He never did.
In honor of his memory, his son Rob founded the Hold The Door For Others Foundation. They help people deal with grief and loss. During the meeting Rotarians and guests collected $327 for the foundation and the Club added another $100 bringing the total contribution to $427. To learn more about the foundation visit holdthedoor.com.
The Fanwood-Scotch Plains Rotary Club has been serving the community since 1938. Meetings are held on Wednesdays at noon at the Stage House Restaurant. On the last Wednesday of the month, members can participate in a service project for Mobile Meals of Westfield. Guests are invited to attend and learn about the good that Rotary is doing worldwide. For further information, go to fsprotary.org.