Westchester County and Volunteer New York! Gear Up for 2023 9/11: Serve + Remember Day of Service
Jul 23, 2023
The Annual Family-Friendly Day of Service and Remembrance Aims to Benefit Numerous Local Nonprofits and Unite Hundreds of Local Volunteers
Watch full press event HERE.
(White Plains, NY) – In tribute to those whose lives were irrevocably changed by the events of September 11, 2001, Volunteer New York! and Westchester County Executive George Latimer, along with significant support from Major Sponsor Robison Oil, announced the 13th annual "9/11: Serve + Remember" day of service. This community-wide event is set to occur from Friday, September 8 through Monday, September 11.
This year's 9/11 Day volunteer opportunities will address various local needs, from food insecurity to park beautification, to a blood drive with New York Blood Center and more. Activities include writing letters to deployed military personnel, packing 50,000 meals for the local community, Hands on CPR Workshop with Ossining Volunteer Ambulance Corp, and several other projects hosted at the Westchester County Center on September 11. Visit www.volunteernewyork.org/service or call 914-948-4452 for more information.
Latimer said: “Each year the anniversary of September 11, 2001 brings us together to remember the lives lost on that tragic day, and the display of American service and heroism of the first responders who rushed in and continued to help save lives while working on the pile at ground zero. The County is proud to continue this partnership with Volunteer New York! that allows us to serve and remember as a community, strengthening our bonds of unity and resilience.”
The 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance was created in 2002 as a way to meaningfully honor the memories of those lost on September 11, 2001 and to inspire Americans and others to do good deeds in support of their local community. As part of these annual efforts over the past 13 years, thousands of local community members and families have taken action in honor of those lost.
"The more time that passes, the more important it is that we pause to remember the spirit of unity and service that emerged following the tragic attacks of September 11. It’s a day of tribute to those we lost, and an opportunity to reignite our belief in community and in the power of people to do good,” said Volunteer New York! Executive Director, Jeanette Gisbert. "This year we have ensured that people of all ages and abilities will find meaningful ways to serve. What act of kindness will you do this 9/11 Day?”
Volunteer projects will be hosted at various locations throughout the region starting September 8, including an all-day blood drive and other opportunities at the Westchester County Center on Monday, September 11.
TO TAKE ACTION:
Online registration is now open for individuals, groups, schools and families at serveandremember.org. Several family-friendly volunteer opportunities are available. Advanced registration is mandatory to participate.
This year’s 9/11: Serve + Remember event presented by Volunteer New York! and Westchester County is made possible with critical support from Major Sponsor: Robison Oil; Event Sponsor: Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts; Project Sponsors: Levitt-Fuirst Associates and Webster Bank.
2023 9/11: SERVE + REMEMBER EVENT SCHEDULE
www.serveandremember.org / www.volunteernewyork.org/service
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
About National 9/11 Day of Service:
9/11 Day was created in 2002 as a way to meaningfully honor the memories of those lost on September 11, 2001 and to inspire Americans and others to do good deeds in support of creating a better and more peaceful world. It’s also a day that is meant to help rekindle the extraordinary spirit of togetherness, volunteerism, and compassion that arose in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 tragedy.
Since becoming a National Day of Service, 9/11 Day has grown into the United States’ largest day of charitable service. By volunteering on 9/11 Day each year, you help support their mission to transform the anniversary of September 11 into a worldwide day of good and a symbol of American resilience, while helping to keep the spirit of all who were lost alive in our hearts and minds. The positive legacy that we create together on 9/11 Day can be passed down for generations upon generations to come. Learn more about the #911DAY movement at 911day.org.
About Volunteer New York!
Volunteer New York!’s mission is to mobilize our community to address its greatest challenges. We envision a community that is vibrant, resilient, and equitable and see volunteerism and civic engagement as important and powerful strategies to achieving this vision. Volunteer New York! is a one-stop resource devoted to increasing volunteerism in Westchester and our surrounding communities.
Last year, Volunteer New York! helped to inspire more than 37,000 volunteers to take action and to coordinate more than 388,000 hours of service that supported more than 300 nonprofits and local organizations, providing a value of $13.7 million back to our community.
The Corporate Champions who strongly support the mission of Volunteer New York! include: MasterCard, PepsiCo, Regeneron, The Journal News & LoHud.com, Con Edison, M&T Bank, Morgan Stanley, PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP, Retirement Transformed, Robison Oil Corporation, Webster Bank, Hudson Valley Credit Union, PCSB Bank, PCSB Community Foundation, WMCHealth, Acadia, Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts, MAG Real Estate Advisors, Inc., Meridian Risk Management, RAND, and TD Bank. With additional and ongoing support from Westchester County and AmeriCorps Seniors.
About Robison Oil
For over 100 years, Robison has been a staple in Westchester and Putnam counties earning an A+ from the BBB. As a family-run home services and Energy Services Company (ESCO), its longevity is driven by keeping up with the latest innovative and greener technologies that the homeowner demands. Robison exclusively delivers B10 biofuel, as well as supplies 100% green electricity at budget friendly rates. They have installed the latest eco-friendly heating and cooling equipment in thousands of homes across the area and are proud to offer heat pumps that help reduce or eliminate the need to use fossil fuels all together! Robison is a “one-stop shop” where customers can get all their energy and home comfort needs. Robison services and installs all types of home equipment systems, provides trustworthy plumbing services 24/7, offers electricity services, and works to solve indoor air-quality issues, like mold, humidity, duct and carpet cleaning, and more. Now more than ever, and for another 100 years, You’ve Got A Friend In Robison!The Annual Family-Friendly Day of Service and Remembrance Aims to Benefit Numerous Local Nonprofits and Unite Hundreds of Local VolunteersWatch full press event HERE. TO TAKE ACTION:COMMUNITY SUPPORT:Major SponsorEvent SponsorProject Sponsors 2023 9/11: SERVE + REMEMBER EVENT SCHEDULE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8NEW ROCHELLE HUBMonroe CollegeSATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9The Westchester Parks FoundationTeatown Lake ReservationRye Nature CenterOur New Way GardenI.G FarmThe Westchester Parks FoundationRockland Farm AllianceMONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 COUNTY CENTER HUB:Westchester-Putnam Project Linus Levitt-Fuirst AssociatesUnited for the TroopsHope Community Services / Westchester Jewish Community Services Early Childhood ProgramWebster BankNew York Blood CenterOssining Volunteer Ambulance Corp / About National 9/11 Day of Service:About Volunteer New York!About Robison Oil