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August 7, 2019 - In honor of those whose lives were lost or forever changed by the tragic events of September 11, 2001, Westchester County Executive George Latimer will join with Volunteer New York! to host “9/11: Serve + Remember.” Volunteer opportunities will be taking place on Saturday, September 7, Sunday, September 8 and Wednesday, September 11, 2019. The community-wide action event is sponsored by Robison Oil, with additional support from Empire City Casino and Westchester Medical Center. Service projects at the Westchester County Center will take place on September 11, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

“Each year, hundreds of Westchester County residents look for ways to honor the thousands of lives that were lost or forever changed on September 11,” Latimer said. “I encourage everyone to participate in the 9/11 Serve and Remember Program, and spend a little bit of time doing something good in memory of those who lost so much.”

“Over the last 9 years we have worked with thousands of volunteers to help turn 911Day into a day of doing good,” said Volunteer New York! Executive Director, Alisa H. Kesten. “Businesses have sent teams to create blankets for children in shelters, youth athletic teams have stepped up to make sandwiches for those in need, families have come together to create cards thanking our veterans—each good deeds brings our community closer together and builds on this American legacy of positive response in our darkest days.”

Many volunteer opportunities are family-friendly, and all will help support one of 35 local non-profits and causes where helpers are needed throughout the year. To participate, 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 on Monday, September 11, at the Westchester County Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Volunteer Opportunities at the Westchester County Center on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 are as follows: 

  • Donate Blood (for ages 16+)

  • Create Inspirational Notes & Cards for Deployed Service Members

  • Create Blankets For Children

  • Help Feed the Hungry with One Sandwich At a Time

  • Package Diapers for Needy Families

  • Donate Diapers For Westchester County Diaper Bank

  • Participate in a Sensory-Friendly Community Service Project to Support Our Troops

  • Support Families in Emergency Shelters

  • Sock and Underwear Drive for Children in Need

  • Courtney’s Tie Drive to Support Veterans

  • Create Math Kits For Elementary School Children

 Additional projects taking place on Sept. 7, Sept. 8 or Sept. 11 happening outside of the Westchester County Center include:

  • Trout Stream Revitalization with Westmoreland Sanctuary

  • Warehouse Clean-Up at Furniture Sharehouse

  • Help Provide Clothing to Children

  • Help Harvest a Nonprofit Community Garden

  • Take Emergency Preparedness Training

  • Spend Time With Seniors

  • Support the New Rochelle Street Fair

  • Create Literacy Kits for Head Start Programs

  • Support Shelter Dogs

  • Pack Back-to-School Supplies

  • A-Home Restoration

  • Trail and Lake Clean-up at Teatown

  • Yonkers Waterfront Restoration

  • Create Comfort Kits for patients at Westchester Medical Center

For the complete list of the 2019 #911Day Volunteer Opportunities taking place on September 7, 8 and 11 please visit www.volunteernewyork.org/service or call 914-948-4452.

With thanks for the additional media sponsorship provided by K-LOVE Radio.