For the 10th anniversary of September 11th, MyGoodDeed teamed up with the HandsOn network to create a nation-wide service day, called the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance, with the mission of “provid[ing] a positive and forward-looking way for Americans and others to forever honor and remember the 9/11 victims, survivors, and the many that rose in service in response to the 9/11 tragedy, including first responders, recovery workers, volunteers, public safety officers and members of our military.”
On this day of Service, the Family House was the benefactor of 27 great volunteers from various SECU branches, students from Wake Forest Baptist Medical School, and the fearless volunteer leaders, MSK, Inc.
What a day! On a bright and early Saturday morning, dodging mattress movers, the art hangers, the telephone company setting up our communications systems, and final construction on a few restrooms, these great volunteers went straight to work. Take a look at this huge list of accomplishments.
Assembled board room chairs//moved in living room furniture//cleaned bedrooms and bathrooms//put covers on the mattresses and pillows//assembled storage room shelves//vacuumed and swept hallways//put together Guest Directories//made key rings//placed trash cans and alarm clocks in each room
Overall, both the staff and volunteers had a great day–enjoying their service with friends in honor of such a meaningful anniversary. Hopefully it’s a relationship and service project that will continue for years to come!
To learn more about the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance, please visit their official website.