Ways to Give Back, Volunteer on 9/11
Volunteers of all ages join in service projects to remember those lost on Sept 11 at Activate Good's annual event at Red Hat Amphitheater.
Photo courtesy of Activate Good
Looking for a way to remember and honor those who lost their lives on 9/11? These events bring the community together to work on good deeds on Sept. 11.
1. 9/11 Commemoration and Service Event
Coordinated by Activate Good with support from the City of Raleigh and Triangle area businesses, this event at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at the Red Hat Amphitheater in downtown Raleigh offers hands-on fun for all ages while helping the needy. Take your kids to join in family-friendly service projects, enjoy live music and refreshments and hear words from local community leaders. Stop by stations that let you package food for the hungry, create blankets and scarves for the homeless, write letters of support to the troops, create goodie bags for local First Responders and make care bags for cats. Admission is free, but visitors are encouraged to take a nonperishable food item to help 'fill-the-truck' for the Urban Ministries of Wake County food pantry. See a full list of food items needed here. For more information about the 9/11 Commemoration and Service event, visit this link.
2. I-Walk Walk-A-Thon
The North Carolina Children's Voice Center invites the public to join its I-Walk Walk-A-Thon in support of Childhood Cancer Awareness on 8 a.m.-noon Sunday, Sept. 11 at Lakewood Shopping Center in Durham. Some of the proceeds will be donated to The Ronald McDonald House, which provides a free place to stay for the families of terminally ill children in Durham. For tickets, visit this link. Founded in 2009, the North Carolina Children’s Voice Center is a Durham-based nonprofit that serves at-risk youth between ages 10-24 years.
3. Author, 9/11 Survivor Michael Hingson, to Speak Sept. 10
Fifteen years after terrorists flew planes into the World Trade Towers in New York, Michael Hingson, who was working in the North Tower that day, is bringing a powerful and inspirational message to Cary. Blind from birth, Hingson and his guide dog, Roselle, walked down 78 floors to safety before the building collapsed on 9/11. Others in the tower, seeing the two calmly working together as a team to find a way out, followed them out of the building. The public is invited to hear him speak for free at the West Regional Library in Cary on Sept. 10. Registration is required. Learn more.
Find more ways to give back in the Triangle in our roundup of volunteer and community service opportunities.