Two members of the New York Police Department injured as a result of the Sept. 1, 2001, World Trade Center terrorist attacks will describe their experiences during a benefit from 4 to 9 p.m. Aug. 31 at the Hampton Inn in East Peoria.


Two members of the New York Police Department injured as a result of the Sept. 1, 2001, World Trade Center terrorist attacks will describe their experiences during a benefit from 4 to 9 p.m. Aug. 31 at the Hampton Inn in East Peoria.

    Detective Mike Valentin and Officer Pat Triola, both retired from the NYPD, will speak during the 9/11 Police Aid Foundation benefit. The benefit, open to the public and for all ages, will raise funds to provide support, education and other forms of charitable relief to police officers and families of police officers who suffered an injury or disability associated with the Sept. 11 attacks.

    Valentin has contracted lymphoma and Triola lost a kidney due to cancer from their work at the World Trade Center and Fresh Kills landfill. Both men will speak about their experiences on Sept. 11 and its aftermath.

    Food and soft drinks will be available during the benefit, and T-shirts will be available for purchase. Admission is free, and donations will be accepted

    For more information, call Cindy Harris, 694-0711, or visit www.911policeaidfoundation.org.