Beginning on September 9th through September 11th, people of all ages will join together for 9/11 Serve + Remember to honor those lost on September 11th, including the 111 men and women from Westchester, by reaching out in caring acts of volunteerism. Join hundreds of volunteers whose actions will feed the hungry, provide live-saving blood, bring dignity to those less fortunate, mitigate environmental damage, nurture early literacy and more.
Families, individuals and business groups are encouraged to register today through one of the available opportunities and to honor the lives of those lost through these individual acts of service.
Westchester County’s formal 9/11 memorial ceremony will take place Sept. 11 beginning at 7 p.m. at “The Rising” at the Kensico Dam. The public is invited to attend both events.
Detailed information is available at http://www.volunteernewyork.
The three-day series of community-action projects are coordinated by Volunteer New York! Visit www.volunteernewyork.org or call 914.948.4452 for more information.
Additional volunteer event on Sept. 30 for Health Department Drill
The county’s Health Department will hold a mass dispensing drill at the Westchester County Center that requires public participation. The drill is to demonstrate that the department can rapidly dispense antibiotics to the public in the event of an anthrax bioterrorism emergency. To learn more and register to participate in this important drill, go to www.westchestergov.com/health.
About Volunteer New York!
The core mission of Volunteer New York! (volunteernewyork.org) is to inspire, mobilize, and equip individuals and groups to take positive action to address pressing challenges, support nonprofits and improve the quality of life in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam. For the past 65 years the organization has encouraged adults to serve, youth to build character, families to bond, young professionals to lead, mature adults to share their wisdom and businesses to engage through volunteerism. Over 240,000 hours of service were devoted last year to 500 nonprofits at a value of over $7.2 million. Corporate Champions who strongly support the mission of Volunteer New York! are Scent 2 Market, Bunge Limited, New York Life, PepsiCo, Robison Corporation, Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, Con Edison, Entergy, Keystone Property Group, M&T Bank, MasterCard, Morgan Stanley, Reader’s Digest, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., TD Bank, Xylem Inc., The Dannon Company, The Rollins Agency Inc., Enterprise, IBM, MAG Real Estate Advisors, Inc., O’Connor Davies, LLP, Pentegra Retirement Services, Reckson – Division of SL Green Realty Corp, and RPW Group. Ongoing support is provided by Westchester County, the Corporation for National and Community Service and the New York State Commission on National and Community Service.