Registration Now Open for "9/11 Day: Serve + Remember" Volunteer Projects
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9/11 Serve and RememberAug. 10, 2017 -- In honor of those whose lives were lost or forever changed by the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, County Executive Robert P. Astorino will join with Volunteer New York! to host the “9/11: Serve + Remember” volunteer opportunities taking place from Saturday, Sept. 9 through Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. The community-wide action event is supported by Robison Oil and Empire City Casino. Service projects at the County Center will take place on Sept. 11 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Westchester County’s formal 9/11 memorial ceremony at “The Rising” at Kensico Dam in Valhalla will begin at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 11. As always, the public is invited to attend.

“On the 16th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, we as a community continue to come together in remembrance and unity, proving that love and service will always prevail,” Astorino said. “Last year we had 1,368 volunteers put over 2,000 hours of service back into the community as part of 9/11 Day. This year offers so many great ways to volunteer, whether it’s giving blood, feeding the hungry, educating our children or thanking our veterans. I hope you’ll all join us in remembrance.”

The theme of this year’s 9/11 Day is “Service. Unity. Empathy.” Many volunteer opportunities are family friendly and all will help support one of 40 local non-profits and causes. All volunteers must register through www.volunteernewyork.org/service or call (914) 948-4452 for more information.

Westchester County will also host its annual employee blood drive in partnership with the New York Blood Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, September 11, at the County Center. To sign up or learn more, please contact Janet Lokay at or (914) 995-2127.

“Serving together on 9/11 Day is a way to honor the lives of those lost, while bringing our community closer through volunteerism. We encourage families, individuals and business groups to participate,” said Alisa H. Kesten, Executive Director of Volunteer New York!

The 9/11 Day Volunteer Opportunities at the Westchester County Center on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017:

For the complete list of 9/11 Day service projects taking place outside of the County Center, which are scheduled Saturday, Sept. 9 – Sunday, Sept. 11, 2017, visit www.volunteernewyork.org/service.

Additional media sponsors include Westchester County Business Journal and K-LOVE Radio.