We Will Never Forget

We’ll never forget the events of Sept. 11, 2001.

This year, here’s the chance to put your 9/11 remembrances into action, in a service project to benefit firefighters.

The Town of Cary will host two 9/11 Days of Service to mobilize citizens and locally pay tribute to the events of 9/11.

The opportunities for volunteers to construct raised vegetable gardens will be held today from 4 to 6 p.m., at Fire Station 1, 1501 N. Harrison Ave; and on Saturday, Sept. 13 from 10 a.m. to noon at Fire Station 6, 3609 Ten-Ten Road.

At each event, the town will provide tools and materials; volunteers need only to donate their time.

All participants must be 15 years old or accompanied by an adult, and must register by emailing sarah.justice@townofcary.org.

For more information, search “Spruce” at townofcary.org or call (919) 469-4301.

Operation Coming Home Key Ceremony

Today at 10:30 a.m., Operation Coming Home will hold a key ceremony welcoming disabled veteran Cpl. Nathan Jakubisin to his newly-built home on Averon Drive in Fuquay-Varina.
Operation Coming Home is a local nonprofit begun in 2007 to aid veterans severely wounded  in combat, by fulfilling their family's dream of home ownership. For more information, see operationcominghome.com
CEO Sleep Out

Sept. 11 is a day of remembrance for our country, an opportunity for us to set ourselves aside and engage in service. For United Way of the Greater Triangle and business leaders from across the area, that will mean spending the night outside on cardboard flats. The annual CEO Sleep Out is designed to elevate unseen issues in our community by “Making Invisible Issues Visible” including hunger, homelessness and poverty.

“This is an uncommon event in which we experience for one night what it might be like to be hungry and homeless so that we can bring awareness to these issues,” said Mack Koonce, president and CEO of United Way of the Greater Triangle.  “It is also a good environment for a community conversation about how we can actually work together to solve them.”

In addition to spending the night outside, participants will get a deeper understanding of the many facets of hunger by engaging in extensive roundtable discussion with experts representing the social impacts of childhood hunger and poverty.

The event takes place in the grass lot next to DPAC and begins at 7 p.m. tonight, and lasts through the night until the morning of Sept. 12. unitedwaytriangle.org


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