Activate Good Calls on Triangle Residents to Volunteer During '9/11 Day of Service'
Choose from more than 80 service projects
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On Sept. 11, hundreds of volunteers will take on projects in service around the Triangle in honor of those we lost on 9/11. The seventh annual “9/11 Day of Service” is coordinated by Activate Good, a nonprofit volunteer center that connects locals to volunteer needs with Triangle area causes. Local government and businesses also support the event.
This year marks the 17th anniversary of 9/11, and the seventh year this large-scale day of service will take place in the Triangle. Triangle residents can sign up to volunteer for one of the more than 80 projects that will take place throughout the day.
“The 9/11 Day of Service has grown over the past seven years from around 400 volunteer participants in our first year to over 2,000 volunteers each year on average,” says Amber Smith, executive director of Activate Good. “It’s incredible to think that today, kids born just after Sept. 11 are nearing adulthood. It’s more important than ever to keep the spirit of service and unity going so many years later.”
Wells Fargo serves as the 9/11 Day of Service 17th Anniversary sponsor.
“Wells Fargo is proud to honor those impacted during Sept. 11 by supporting Activate Good’s 9/11 Day of Service,” says Joanna LeClair, community relations manager for Wells Fargo. “Giving back and being a part of our community is very important to Wells Fargo, and through working with organizations like Activate Good and the various nonprofits involved in the 9/11 Day of Service, we are able to honor the lives lost, their families and heroes from the attacks.”
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 80 service projects aiding numerous nonprofits and schools around the Triangle. Participating organizations include but are not limited to Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, Habitat for Humanity, Marbles Kids Museum, Ronald McDonald House of Durham and more. Volunteer project locations and times vary throughout the day. Those who are interested can also donate blood over their lunch break for the American Red Cross.
An evening commemoration, sponsored by Genworth Mortgage Insurance, including live music, speakers, refreshments and additional service projects, will conclude the 9/11 Day of Service at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh. 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 starting at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 11. There is no cost to attend, though attendees are asked to bring a nonperishable 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 activategood.org/911day2018. Groups and companies are also invited to volunteer as a team. Contact Activate Good at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.