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9/11 Day of Service

Sep 11, 2017

On Monday, September 11, hundreds of volunteers will take on projects in service to causes around the Triangle to commemorate 9/11.

This year marks the 16th anniversary of September 11, and the sixth year this large-scale 9/11 Day of Service will take place in the Triangle. The Day of Service is coordinated by Activate Good, a nonprofit volunteer center that connects citizens to volunteer needs with local causes. Local government and businesses also support the event.

Participating in the 9/11 Day of Service

Volunteer registrations are open online for this day of service, and locals are invited to sign up to help out at one or more of over 70 service project shifts aiding over 40 different nonprofits and schools around the Triangle, including but not limited to Habitat for Humanity, Meals on Wheels, Carolina Tiger Rescue, East Millbrook Middle School in Raleigh, and SEEDS in Durham. Folks can also donate blood over their lunch break for the Red Cross. Volunteer project locations and times vary throughout the day.

An Evening Commemoration including live music, speakers, refreshments, and additional service projects will conclude the 9/11 Day of Service at the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh. Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane is expected as the evening event’s key speaker. People who are unable to attend a daytime project, or would like to continue their daytime service, are encouraged to attend and participate in one of the hands-on, family-friendly service project stations that will be set up at Red Hat Amphitheater starting at 6 PM. There is no cost to attend, though attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to Urban Ministries of Wake County.

To register to volunteer for a project during the 9/11 Day of Service, visit https://activategood.org/911day2017. Groups and companies are also invited to volunteer as a team. Contact Activate Good at volunteer@activategood.org for details.

The 9/11 Day of Service is a national and global initiative to mobilize volunteers to engage in good deeds and support causes as a way to honor heroes lost in service on September 11. The first national 9/11 Day of Service took place in 2002.



Sep 11, 2017