On the anniversary of the September 11th attacks, Americans will unite in service in the same remarkable way that so many came together following the attacks.
“In the dark days following September 11, Americans came together as a country to show that we are there for each other,” said Kim Mansaray, acting CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service. “We see this same spirit of service in the extraordinary acts of neighbor helping neighbor and stranger helping stranger in communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey. I am proud that so many Americans choose to dedicate this day to give back in honor of the victims and heroes of September 11. This is America at its best.” – Kim Mansaray, Acting Chief Executive Officer
As in years past, we anticipate service and remembrance activities in all 50 states, at which there will be opportunities for hundreds of thousands of volunteers to paint and refurbish homes, run food drives, spruce up schools, reclaim neighborhoods, and support and honor veterans, soldiers, military families, and first responders. To find opportunities to serve during this year’s September 11th Day of Service and Remembrance, you can look for projects using the “Find volunteer opportunities” tool. Register your 9/11 Day of Service project, or organize a service project in your area.
We here at Perrella believe that it is important to get involved with your communities and lending a helping hand whenever you can.