Local man helped to counsel 9/11 victims’ families

To most Callaway County residents, 9-11 is a national tragedy that happened somewhere else, to someone else. That did not lessen their reaction to the events of that day, nor the compassion they felt for those who were directly affected, but only a handful of local residents had a personal connection.

Fulton native George Garner, a licensed social worker and associate professor of social work at William Woods University, is one of those people.

Garner spent eight days in October 2001 volunteering in New Jersey and New York City counseling victims’ families as they struggled to deal with what had happened to their loved ones.

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