The New York Mets are helping to fund a new charity program for families affected by the Sept. 11 attacks.
In a news conference Tuesday at Citi Field, the Mets and Tuesday's Children announced that the team will help pay for The First Responder Alliance Mentoring Program, which will provide trained mentors for children whose parents died due to illness attributed to their time working at ground zero or Fresh Kills Landfill.
The Mets say it's the third program they have helped fund for Tuesday's Children, a non-profit organization committed to helping people affected by the 9/11 attacks and terrorism worldwide.
For the 10th consecutive year, Mets players will meet and greet the families of Tuesday's Children, signing autographs and taking photos during pregame receptions throughout the season.
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