For decades, Angie Kardashian ran an Italian restaurant in California. But after September 11, 2001, everything changed. While watching news coverage of the rescue effort at Ground Zero, she felt called to help.

Angie sold her restaurant, moved to New York City, and starting contributing in the best way she knew how: cooking for firefighters. Angie thought she’d stay for a few months, but those months turned into years. In the two years that followed, Angie cooked for more than one hundred FDNY companies.

She came to StoryCorps to remember her experience.

Recorded March 4, 2008.