Endicott College to Host Volunteer Service Projects and Special Recognition in Observance of 11th Anniversary of 9-11
Public Invited to Sign Up to Volunteer For the Nationwide 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance or Perform their Own Good Deeds
Beverly, MA– Endicott College is pleased to announce plans to commemorate the 11th Anniversary of 9/11 by mobilizing students, faculty, staff, and community members to promote random acts of kindness, community service initiatives, and an opportunity for personal reflection. This special Tribute is part of the nationwide 11th Anniversary of 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance, called 9/11 Day. Those interested in participating can get more information and sign up at 911day.org.
All across the nation and in many other countries as well, millions of people and countless organizations are asked to pay tribute this 9/11 by engaging in good deeds, supporting charities, and volunteering. Organizers of 9/11 Day, which include the 9/11 nonprofit MyGoodDeed, and HandsOn Network, hope to mobilize as many as five million people in charitable service in remembrance of the 9/11 victims and in honor of the many who rose in service in response to the attacks a decade ago. Other prominent groups leading the effort include the 9/11 Memorial, Business Civic Leadership Council (BCLC) of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, The Mission Continues, and AARP, among others. Funding has come entirely from private sector contributions by individuals and major corporations including American Express, GlaxoSmithKline, and JPMorgan Chase & Company.
The following events sponsored by Endicott College will be taking place:
On Saturday, September 8th at 12pm, active and retired Police, Firefighters, EMT’s/Ambulance Workers, and Service Men and Women will be given free admission to the football game at Endicott’s Stadium when the Endicott College Gulls take on the Castleton State Spartans. A special half-time show will honor all those that have and continue to serve. We hope that anyone who is interested in supporting our local hero’s will join us at the game!
On Tuesday, September 11th from 8:46am (the time that the North Tower was hit by the first plane) to 8:46pm, Endicott’s LIGHThouse (Learning to Inspire Guide Help and Teach) Leadership Society is sponsoring 12 Hours of LIGHT. Students will participate in random acts of kindness and good deeds. On this day, be on the lookout for these students around Beverly. Then, at 5pm, Endicott will hold a Remembrance Ceremony at the Campus Amphitheater. This is open to the public.
On Saturday, September 15thth from 9:00am-12:00pm, Endicott will once again participate in the Day of Caring. This is an initiative that began in 1999 between Endicott and the North Shore United Way. Students will be working with The River House, North Shore Habitat, Open Door Food Pantry, North East ARC, Beverly YMCA, and the American Cancer Society.
Individuals and groups can also visit 911day.org to post their own plans and Tribute messages for 9/11, find volunteer opportunities, and search for charities seeking help and support. They can also post tributes and get information at facebook.com/911day, and twitter.com/911day.
“Endicott College is honored to join with the 9/11 community, and so many other organizations and individuals in supporting this wonderful Tribute for the 11 th Anniversary of 9/11,” said Dr. Beverly Dolinsky, Vice President of Student Affairs at Endicott.
“For the 11th Anniversary of 9/11, we anticipate that more people than ever before will take time to engage in good deeds, support charities and volunteer in remembrance and tribute to the victims of 9/11, and those who rose in service. We applaud and thank Endicott College for joining with us in the very special observance,” said David Paine, co-founder of 9/11 Day and MyGoodDeed.
For more information, please contact Lindsay Shrayer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-232- 2511.