By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley) – On this anniversary of the September 11th attacks, Americans across the country will unite in service in the same remarkable way that so many came together following the attacks. The September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance is the culmination of efforts originally launched in 2002 by the 9/11 nonprofit MyGoodDeed with wide support by the 9/11 community and leading national service organizations. This effort first established the tradition of engaging in charitable service on 9/11 as an annual and forward-looking tribute to the 9/11 victims, survivors, and those who rose up in service in response to the attacks.
In 2009, Congress designated September 11th as a National Day of Service and Remembrance, and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service with helping to support this effort across the country. For the anniversary, CNCS is working with MyGoodDeed and numerous other organizations to implement one of the largest days of charitable service in U.S. history.
Making time to volunteer for the September 11th Day of Service is a great way to engage with the community while honoring the victims and survivors of 9/11. Service knows no bounds, age, or ability.
Whether you pick up a shovel at a community cleanup, grab a paintbrush at a local school, swing a hammer and make repairs for a neighbor in need, or collect canned goods for a food drive, we hope you will join the thousands of other Americans serving their country for 9/11 Day.
Just remember these ideas to make your 9/11 Day a productive one:
Plan: Want to plan your own project? It’s never too late! Get started by watching the CNCS online webinar and turn those thoughts into action.
Dedicate: Already connected to a project? Take a moment to dedicate your service on 9/11, and spread the word about why you are serving or for whom you choose to serve.
Visit www.Serve.gov for more information.