- Organization: United Way-Greater St. Louis
- Causes: Civic, Educational, Environmental, Kids, Seniors, Women
- Date(s): Saturday, September 8 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
- Contact person: Alexandra Brownfield
- Phone: (314) 539-4298
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: www.stl.unitedway.org/stlremembers.aspx
Volunteers needed for 9/11 Day of Service & Remembrance
Commemorate American heroes while serving the community
ST. LOUIS, MO (August 6, 2012) — On Saturday, September 8, from 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. United Way of Greater St. Louis is seeking more than 1,000 volunteers to participate in the 9/11 Day of Service & Remembrance. United Way has planned multiple projects throughout the metro area to pay tribute to the victims and courageous heroes of the 9/11 attacks. Everyone is encouraged to participate in this day of service, including groups, families and individuals. Those interested in volunteering can contact United Way at 314-539-4298 or email@example.com. For additional information, please visit www.stl.unitedway.org/stlremembers.aspx.
Large groups are invited to organize their own individual service projects during the week leading up to the event. The locations secured for this year are:
- St. Charles County, MO − At the O’Fallon Municipal Center, volunteer tasks will focus on helping those who have served our country. Tasks include: preparing care packages for soldiers, cleaning Veterans Memorial Walk and painting the police firing range.
- St. Louis County, MO − Volunteers will get firsthand experience in historical preservation, helping with the maintenance of the 137-year-old Greenwood Cemetery. Greenwood, located in Hillsdale, is the final resting place of numerous influential people and veterans, some graves date back to the American Civil War.
- St. Clair County, IL – “Belleville Helping Belleville” has coordinated various beautification projects throughout the city. Volunteers can assist with beautifying a new bike path, help maintain a walking path, and more.
9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance began in 2002 by victims’ families. Their mission was to unite Americans in service, much like the country did in the wake of the attacks. In 2009, the United States Congress declared September 11th to be a national day of service and remembrance. In past years, United Way has sent thousands of volunteers out into the community on this day.
About United Way of Greater St. Louis
United Way funds more than 170 health and human service agencies located throughout a 16-county area in Missouri and Illinois. One in three people in our community receive services that strengthen families, help the elderly, keep children healthy and safe, and build stronger neighborhoods. For more information, contact 314-421-0700 or visit www.stl.unitedway.org.