While A Call to Compassion brought thousands of people together in person to commemorate 9/11, the Cathedral engaged many more Americans across the country before, during, and following the weekend’s events. Through the generous support of Lockheed Martin Corporation and F.I.S.H. Foundation, Inc., the Cathedral was able to live out its role to serve the nation at this time of national significance by extending ways to connect online, on television, or in the news. Here is a summary of the ways in which this spiritual home for the nation helped people share their own stories and come together during the historic weekend:
- Nearly 60,000 different people visited calltocompassion.com, August 22 through September 15
- Nearly 500 people “shared their stories” on the event website, with more than 20,000 reading the interactive stories
- More than 20,000 people watched the live webcasts of the weekend’s events online
- Nearly 400 total broadcast, cable, and live radio news stories about A Call to Compassion aired live on cable, network, and local affiliates, August 25 through September 14
- Nearly 300 total news stories about A Call to Compassion appeared in printed media
- Numerous abc affiliates aired A Concert for Hope live, while the concert also received extensive coverage on national news networks including CNN, C-SPAN, FOX News, and CBS.