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Raleigh Women Create Sept. 11 Picture Albums

Posted December 5, 2001 11:41 a.m. EST

— For many of the families who lost loved ones on Sept. 11, the only things left of them are pictures, a handwritten note or maybe a birthday card. Over the last several weeks, a group of women in the Triangle have been making some very special albums -- a place where those families can put their memories.

In Jenny Aiello's kitchen, people are not just cutting and pasting. They are making albums of honor -- 343 memory books for the families of the firefighters who lost their lives on Sept. 11.

"It's given us a sense of purpose," said Jenny Aiello who helped to create the albums.

Over the last month, the volunteers who created the albums have somehow made a connection with people they will never know.

"I hope it brings love. I hope they feel the love in our hearts for them, and I hope it brings them a sense of peace," Aiello said.

The group is still looking for people to sponsor some of the albums. If you would like to help out, you can call


. The group will head up to New York City next Wednesday to deliver them.