“Even the smallest act of service, the simplest act of kindness, is a way to honor those we lost, a way to reclaim that spirit of unity that followed 9/11.” — Barack Obama
It's hard to believe that it's been 20 years since we and the world experienced a tragedy that will never be forgotten. On September 11, 2001, we faced unimaginable loss, saw many acts of heroism, and came together as an entire country to embrace one another. We would like to take a moment to recognize and remember our fellow Americans that lost their lives, the real-life superheroes, and those that worked tirelessly to helped pick up the pieces.
Despite the history of 9/11, despite everything that is going on in the world today, we still stand united as we remember those tragic events. We stood together as we prevailed in the midst of tragedy.
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Looking For Ways to Help?
September 11th is designated by Congress as the annual National Day of Service and Remembrance and organizations across the country are hosting volunteer opportunities in all 50 states.
Check out some of the ways you can sign up to participate.
- AmeriCorps lists volunteer opportunities by ZIP if you enter #911 into their search tool. Programs seeking volunteers can also register.
- 911day.org is organizing volunteer projects and packing meals in 10 select cities. They also provide a search tool to find volunteer opportunities in communities across the country.
- Points of Light provides DIY tool kits and planners to volunteer at home, and their Engage platform lists both virtual and in-person volunteer events.
- Youth Service America has a searchable map showing volunteer opportunities, and they offer tool kits to help young people create events in their hometown.