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Volunteerism encouraged on Sept. 11

RENO – September 11 has been designated as a National Day of Service and Remembrance to honor those lost and injured, and pay tribute to the many people who rose up and served in response to the terrorist attacks in 2001. Nevada Volunteers asks Nevadans to commemorate the day by volunteering.

“Nevadans are encouraged to engage in service to their communities as a way to recognize the victims and heroes of September 11th,” said Shawn Lecker-Pomaville, CEO of Nevada Volunteers. “As a nation, we must continue the spirit of commitment and compassion shown by those who heeded the call to action in response to those tragic events.”

“Helping Heroes,” will be organized in Las Vegas by the United Way of Southern Nevada and US Vets. Nevadans can honor southern Nevada’s veterans by creating care packages that include cards, notes, banners and personal care items. These can be assembled at home, or at a business, church or school, and delivered to the United Way at 1660 E. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89119, before 4 p.m. Sept. 13. Visit http://www.volunteercentersn.org for more information.

Nevada Volunteers’ AmeriCorps programs across the state will be participating in several projects to commemorate Sept. 11. The United Way of Southern Nevada and Luz Community Coalition AmeriCorps programs will be assisting in the Helping Heroes event. In Northern Nevada, the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation AmeriCorps program in Incline Village will be helping build the Tahoe Rim Trail, and in Winnemucca, the Nevada Outdoor School AmeriCorps program will be joining with local groups in a September Volunteer opportunities can be found through the Nevada Volunteers website at http://www.nevadavolunteers.org, or Nevadans can initiate their own individual project and report their good deeds at http://www.911dayofservice.org.

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