Delaware commemorated the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks by joining in patriotic acts of volunteer service as part of the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance, commonly known as 9/11 Day.
9/11 Day is a chance to recapture the spirit of unity that swept the nation in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, while paying tribute with acts of service to those lost on September 11, 2001, and heroic first responders.The State Office of Volunteerism, Volunteer Delaware and Volunteer Delaware 50+ have partnered with organizations across the state to provide safe and impactful volunteer opportunities for anyone who wishes to participate in this national day of service.
September 11th was designated a National Day of Service by Congress in 2009 and is led by AmeriCorps, the federal agency for volunteerism and national service. AmeriCorps partners with 911Day.org, the nonprofit organization that, together with 9/11 families, began the 9/11 Day observance more than a decade ago, and engages hundreds of nonprofit groups, faith-based organizations, schools and businesses nationwide.
The State Office of Volunteerism is tasked with engaging Delawareans in service, volunteering and civic action to tackle our State’s most pressing challenges while lifting up all communities. Our office houses four programs working in tandem to support the service organizations, schools and civic programs that engage thousands of Delaware volunteers to provide critical services to their neighbors and communities each year. Supported by the Governor’s Commission on Community and Volunteer Service and a dedicated team of professionals, the State Office of Volunteerism is driven by a mission to empower and mobilize all Delawareans to volunteer and serve in their communities.
Volunteer Delaware 9/11 Day of Service