Federally Recognized National Day of Service Pays Tribute and Promotes Unity
DALLAS (Aug. 5, 2021) – Each year, millions of Americans join in the call to perform acts of service on September 11, a Federally recognized National Day of Service. This year, in honor of the 20th Anniversary of the September 11 attacks, national nonprofit 9/11 Day is setting a goal of 20 million good deeds being performed on that day to honor and remember 9/11 victims, first responders and others, as well as build unity and goodwill across our nation.
Acts of service include volunteering with a local nonprofit, supporting charities, helping a neighbor in need, and more. You are encouraged to share your pledge to do a good deed for 9/11 at 911Day.org.
Packing 200,000 Meals For North Texas Food Bank
In conjunction with the day, the 9/11 Day organization also is Texas hosting large-scale meal pack events in 11 cities across the country, including Dallas, where 9/11 Day is partnering with Communities Foundation of Texas to host the event. Volunteers from local companies and corporations will gather at the Hilton Anatole to pack 200,000 meals for the North Texas Food Bank in tribute to the 9/11 victims, first responders, recovery workers, military personnel, and others who rose in service in response to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on America. This meal pack event will be a living, breathing example of nearly 1,000 volunteers committed to marking the anniversary of 9/11 by serving their neighbors in need.
“The goal of turning 9/11 Day into one of service that benefits those in need is inspiring and we appreciate being a beneficiary of this effort,” North Texas Food Bank President and CEO Trisha Cunningham said. “We thank all the volunteers who are coming together to make this a day of positive impact on our country.”
2021 9/11 Day meal pack events are taking place in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, Phoenix, San Francisco, St. Louis and Washington D.C. For more information about the organization visit 911day.org.
9/11 Day is partnering with Kids Around the World and the Pack Shack to manage the food packing operations for the Dallas Meal Pack for 9/11 Day.