This year, more than 1 million Americans are expected to serve in their communities in honor of 9/11.
Service projects will range from food drives and home repairs to neighborhood cleanups and disaster preparation activities. In many areas, volunteers will honor veterans, soldiers, or first responders by collecting donations, assembling care packages, and writing thank you letters.
I encourage you to serve or support a cause on 9/11 as a way of paying tribute to the victims and heroes of 9/11, and remembering the remarkable way that so many rose up in unity and service following the attacks. Here are some ways to get started:
Search for opportunities on Serve.gov.
- Organize your own service project using one of our toolkits.
- Use the “#911day” hashtag on Twitter.
- Share your story of service on the Serve.gov Facebook wall.