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9/11 Day of Service

Submitted by on September 10, 2010 – 1:23 pm

This Saturday is the anniversary of the September 11 World Trade Center attacks. While some groups are planning hateful events like the Qu’ran burning that has dominated the news, the 9/11 Day of Service is encouraging people to honor the memory of those who died by giving back to the community.

The 9/11 Day of Service is sponsored by MyGoodDeed Inc., the Corporation for National and Community Service, HandsOn Network, and the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. Volunteers across the country can go to the 9/11 Day of Service website and search by state, zip code, and interest to find causes in their own community.

Organizations can post information about their cause, and people can sign up for newsletters, send information to their friends, donate to the group, or read about volunteer opportunities. They have also included 9/11 lesson plans for teachers to use in their classrooms, and volunteers can post about “good deeds” in their community.

To learn more about the 9/11 Day of Service, go to http://www.911dayofservice.org, and watch the video with actor Denis Leary here.

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