THOMAS TOWNSHIP, Mich. - First responders from Michigan went to the World Trade Center to help on 9/11. In the days and years to come, many Michiganders gave money to victims, prayed for those searching for loved ones, and sent positive thoughts to a community in pain.
Some New Yorkers sent NBC 25/ FOX 66 video ‘thank you’ messages to everyone who supported them.
Saginaw's Joaquin Guerrero was one of those people who rushed to New York to help. He never stepped foot in New York before 9/11. But after watching the twin towners come down, he took his search and rescue dog to the World Trade Center.
His nickname was Michigan.
“When they needed a dog, they’d yell Michigan, he says.
We showed him the messages.
“To see the people that were there, I never got a chance to meet anybody,” he says. "Just to hear their thankfulness, it means a lot," Guerrero continued.
If you sent said a prayer, sent money or even commemorated the day at a memorial in Michigan, New Yorkers say they appreciate it.