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More Than 960 People Volunteer For 9/11 Service Day In Westchester

County Executive Rob Astorino and officials took part in the 9/11 National Day of Service with Volunteer New York.
County Executive Rob Astorino and officials took part in the 9/11 National Day of Service with Volunteer New York. Photo Credit: Paul Schneiderman

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. --  Volunteer New York!’s fourth 9/11: Serve + Remember event, which as part of the National Day of Service and Remembrance honored the lives of those lost on Sept. 11, 2001, included more than 967 volunteers who served for a total of 1,328 hours.

9/11: Serve + Remember, hosted by Volunteer New York and Westchester County, ran from Thursday, Sept. 11 through Sunday, Sept. 14, in which a series of donation drives, hands-on volunteer projects and educational components, including a mentoring and tutoring fair, were made available to volunteers throughout Westchester and Rockland county.

More than 11,000 diapers were donated to help launch the new Westchester County Diaper Bank in partnership with the Junior League of Central Westchester (and 14,250 diapers were sorted and packed). Eight hundred and eighteen pounds of nonperishable proteins were donated to the Food Bank for Westchester. New York Blood Center received 85 productive units of blood, which has the potential to save up to 255 lives.

“I believe more people are beginning to see September 11th on their calendar and are starting to think about what good they can do or how they can give back to the community on that day – and this was exactly the goal of the families of those who were lost, and the reason was founded," said Alisa Kesten, Volunteer New York! executive director.

This is also the purpose of Volunteer New York!’s day of service event, to make it easy for people in the community to come together through service and give back together – and give new meaning to a day that we will never forget.”

“We’re very happy that we are able to provide this service to the community, and that the community of 9/11 Day participants is growing with us.”

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