20K Acts of Kindness
Founder Kevin Tuerff
In the Media
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Good Deed Ideas for Pay It Forward 9/11
Sunday, September 11, 2016 marks the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Join us in doing three good deeds for strangers that day to honor the victims and heroes. #NeverForget #PayItForward
Pay It Forward Testimonials 1
Kevin Tuerff & Beverly Bass Interview
Pay It Forward Testimonials 2
Channel of Peace: Stranded in Gander on 9/11; © Kevin Tuerff video from Gander, 2001.
Kevin Tuerff's exclusive video from time being a "Come From Away" in Gander, Newfoundland on September 11th, 2001. His Transatlantic flight was the fourth of 38 wide-body jets to be diverted to the small airport when US air space was closed that tragic day. The town of 9,000 provided food, clothing, shelter and information to 6,579 stranded passengers and crew for five days, when they didn't have to. The compassionate action to strangers from 90 countries inspired Pay It Forward 9/11, an annual event encouraging good deeds and service to strangers. Part of Tuerff's story is included as the character "Kevin T" in the Broadway musical "Come From Away" and the award-winning documentary "You Are Here: A Come From Away Story." Learn more in the new book from House of Anansi Press, "Channel of Peace: Stranded in Gander on 9/11" by Kevin Tuerff at http://channelofpeacebook.com #comefromaway
In the News
'Come From Away' Cast Members Pay It Forward In Memory of 9/11
Sept. 12, 2019
Washington Post: "Stranded on a 9/11, a small town in Canada showed him kindness, this is how he pays it forward."
Sept. 11, 2016
CBC Radio: 10,000 Good Deeds for 9/11
Oregonian: Portlanders Commemorate 9/11 with Acts of Kindness
Pay It Forward 9/11 "Help Katrina Evacuees and Any Other Stranger"
Sept. 7, 2005
CBC-TV: "Pay it Forward 9/11" on Good Morning Canada