NTD Hosts 9/11 Heroes Benefit Gala

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After the preliminary rounds of NTD’s International Chinese Culinary Competition in Times Square New York, NTD hosts a fund-raiser for the New York Sergeants’ Benevolent Association (SBA) and the Uniformed Fire Officers Bravest Scholarship Fund.

SBA president, Ed Mullins says holding the event in Times Square is a real highlight.

[Ed Mullins, President, Sergeants’ Benevolent Association]:
“This is unbelievable. I’m a native New Yorker, born and raised right here. This is where we drop the ball, it is part of New Year’s Eve throughout the world. Everybody watches this. This is a highlight of my lifetime to be here.”

And they are here for a serious cause.

NTD television was founded in 2001 in the wake of 9/11. Now on the ten year anniversary of the tragedy, they are standing together with those from the emergency services who lost loved ones that day.

[Ed Mullins, President, Sergeants’ Benevolent Association]:
“Tragically thousands of people were lost that day, police officers, firefighters, all kinds of rescue workers…The event that’s happening here today is a fund raiser that is generating all kinds of money that’s going to go towards police and firefighters’ families that lost their lives in 9/11. And we’re bringing attention to what happened, it’s another form of our way of fighting terrorism by keeping the events that took place alive.”

Cooking a special Kung Pow Chicken dish in honor of the 9/11 heroes are 16-year old prodigy chef Greg Grossman and Erik Cheah, partner and Chef de Cuisine at New York Thai restaurant Rhong-Tiam.

[Ben Hedges, NTD Reporter]:
(Ben’s talk with Greg and Erik)

The excitement isn’t over just yet, 23 Chefs will still compete in Friday’s culinary competition final for the gold prize of 10 thousand dollars.

Ben Hedges, NTD News, New York

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