Hardison & Cochran Doing Good: Activate Good’s 9/11 Day Of Service

Hardison & Cochran Doing Good: Activate Good's 9/11 Day Of Service (Image 1)

Activate Good invites companies and groups to adopt service projects for this year’s 9/11 Day of Service on Thursday, September 11, 2014.

The 9/11 Day of Service is coordinated by Activate Good in partnership with the Downtown Raleigh Alliance and City of Raleigh commemorating the 13th anniversary of 9/11. The goal of the event is to mobilize 2,000 volunteers to take on over 40 service projects to improve the community and help others in remembrance of the September 11, 2001 tragedies.

Over 30 charities will participate, including but not limited to Lucy Daniels Center, Note in the Pocket, Carolina Tiger Rescue, Passage Home, and Boys & Girls Clubs of Wake County. All projects will take place on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at varying times and locations around Raleigh and the Triangle.

The 9/11 Day of Service also features an Evening Commemoration event. “We provide an evening event so folks who can’t take off work during the day to volunteer can still have an opportunity to get involved,” explained Amber Smith, Executive Director of Activate Good. The Evening Commemoration includes hands-on, family-friendly service projects as well as a ceremony, food, and live music to wrap up the Day of Service. The Evening Commemoration will take place at the Red Hat Amphitheater in downtown Raleigh.

At this time, Activate Good is registering companies or groups who wish to ‘adopt’ a service project. Adopting a service project means a company or group will commit to recruiting the number of volunteers needed for that particular activity, and assign a leader to coordinate group members before and during the project. Companies or groups hoping to participate and adopt a project should contact the Activate Good team at volunteer@activategood.org or by phone, at 919-578-2280.

Individuals who hope to volunteer can visit www.activategood.org starting August 13 to register for the project of their choice.

The 9/11 Day of Service is a national and global initiative to mobilize volunteers to engage in good deeds and support causes as a way to honor heroes lost in service on September 11. The first national 9/11 Day of Service took place in 2002.

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