Today marks the 12th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Almost everybody can remember where they were that day and can tell you how they felt and what today means for them.
Many of the most resounding memories from that day include how overwhelming the feeling of unity was throughout the country. Everybody came together to help and comfort one another. Together, we were able to start rebuilding.
Today is the National Day of Service and Remembrance, in honor of the victims of 9/11, as well as the survivors, those who volunteered, and the spirit of unity that existed immediately after. To find ways to participate, you can visit the website here. However, if you can’t participate in a service project, there are lots of other ways to get involved.
- Donate blood
- Schedule a time in the future to volunteer:
If weekdays don’t work, make it a family event and volunteer on a weekend.
- Hold the door for someone
- Pay for the next person in line’s coffee
- Help a neighbor carry groceries or shopping bags in from their car
- Find out where there are local shelters or churches that need food — take some non-perishables
- Find out local places to donate clothing/furniture/etc
It doesn’t take much, but every little bit helps.
Will you be volunteering today? What are your plans? Share them with us!