The September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance is the culmination of efforts originally launched in 2002 by the nonprofit 9/11 Day with wide support by the 9/11 community and leading national service organizations. This effort first established the inspiring tradition of engaging in charitable service on 9/11 as an annual and forward-looking tribute to the 9/11 victims, survivors, and those who rose up in service in response to the attacks.
In 2009, Congress designated September 11th as a National Day of Service and Remembrance under bipartisan federal law, and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service with helping to support this effort across the country. For the anniversary, CNCS is working with 9/11 Day and numerous other organizations to implement one of the largest days of charitable service in U.S. history.
Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity’s AmeriCorps members were out in full force to serve with another organization for the day. A few of Habitat’s members headed over to the Literacy Council in Appleton to help with tasks around their offices.
AmeriCorps members participate in national days of service throughout the year including MLK Jr Day in January and AmeriCorps week in March. Habitat’s AmeriCorps members have served with many local organizations including Rebuilding Together Fox Valley, St. Joe’s Food Pantry, Wisconsin Home for Veterans in King, WI, Boys and Girls Club and more since Habitat began hosting AmeriCorps members in 2008.
To learn more about National Service, head to NationalService.gov.