Senior Companions Serve Local Firefighters in Remembrance of 9/11
Photo Opportunity on September 11 Honoring Local First Responders
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – On the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Senior Companions will join in patriotic acts of service to mark the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance. Volunteers will deliver baked goods to the Corpus Christi Firefighters at 10:30am to 11am at Fire Station No. 1, located at 514 Belden Street, joining hundreds of thousands of citizens across the country in this American tradition.
“September 11th is a day of history, emotion, and reflection,” said Dianne Taylor, Director of the Senior Companion Program. “For many Americans, it is also a day of service that provides an opportunity for citizens to put into action a shared belief that by joining our neighbors and local leaders we can make our country stronger and better for decades to come.”
September 11th was designated a national day of service by Congress in 2009. The Corporation for National and Community Service leads the annual event, working with www.911Day.org and hundreds of businesses, nonprofit groups, faith-based organizations, and schools nationwide. This day is also a time to respectfully remember the lives of those lost, pay tribute to those who rose in service, and honor those who continue to serve our country today.
This year, thousands of volunteers of all ages and backgrounds in both rural and urban communities are expected to join their neighbors in delivering meals, repairing homes, refurbishing schools and community centers, preparing care boxes and much more.
To learn more about the SCP program, visit our website, or contact SCP Director Dianne Taylor at (361) 826-3154.
Reasonable accommodations are provided upon request and in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. For assistance or to request a reasonable accommodation, please call (361) 826-3460 at least 48 hours in advance.
About the Corporation for National and Community Service: This federal agency engages millions of Americans in citizen service through its AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and Volunteer Generation Fund programs, and leads the nation's volunteering and service efforts. For more information, visit www.NationalService.gov.
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