9/11: Serve & Remember Is A Good Way For Businesses To Mark The Day

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3 Ways For Your Business To Volunteer Time in Rockland on Sept. 11

By Tony Fasciano

Volunteer New York! is organizing its ninth annual 9/11: Serve + Remember to give people living and working in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties a way and a place to come together to complete at least one single act of volunteering.

The program is an excellent vehicle for businesses and their employees to get out into the community on a day when the whole nation grieves and remembers.

“We can’t transform tragedy,” said Alisa H. Kesten, Executive Director, Volunteer New York! We can honor the memories of those who perished that day.”

Serving as part of 9/11: Serve + Remember is great way for business teams and families alike to give back to their community and honor the memories of those lost, Kesten added.

On the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, as a way to pay tribute to, and remember the victims and others we wish to honor, we put aside whatever differences we may have at the moment, and work together to help others in need. That is the annual ritual, a fitting and appropriate gift to the many that lost their lives and the countless others who were injured or came to the aid or defense of those in need.

“It is not any more possible to ‘turn tragedy into something good’ than it is to turn back time.

Here are three ways to Serve + Remember in Rockland this #911Day

Be Prepared for the Next Disaster

Join Worldwide Community First Responder, Inc. for a free Disaster Preparedness Training on Saturday, Sept. 7 from 12pm-2pm in Nanuet. (Ages 8+ with an adult)

Make Literacy Kits

Help support the WestCOP – Rockland Community Action Program by making literacy kits for Head Start students from 1:30-3:30pm at Dominican College in Orangeburg on Wednesday, Sept. 11. (Ages 12+ with an adult)

Give A Shelter Dog a Bone

Help support the Hudson Valley Humane Society in Pomona by making Dog Pull toys that will be donated to shelter dogs from 1:30-3:30pm at Dominican College in Orangeburg on Wednesday, Sept. 11. (Ages 5+ with an adult).

For more info about 9/11: Serve + Remember please visit volunteernewyork.org/service or call 914-948-4452.

Tony Fasciano, Director of Communications for Volunteer New York!