Volunteers from across Memphis are encouraged to participate in the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance spearheaded by Volunteer Memphis next Tuesday.
The daylong events, which include two service projects and an invitation-only recognition reception, will support military members, Memphis police officers and firefighters, and emergency medical teams.
Volunteer Memphis has selected six community center locations for the day of service and needs 20 people per community center who will work in shifts of 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., 1:30 to 4 p.m. or 3:30 to 6 p.m. Community center locations include Orange Mound, Lester, Hickory Hill, Whitehaven, Davis and Dave Wells.
There are also five parks in need of volunteers: Overton Park (Veterans Plaza), Medal of Honor Park, U.S. Coast Guard Yard, Army-Navy Park and the Spanish-American War Memorial Park. Volunteers will help clean the parks in shifts from from 3 to 6 p.m. and 25 volunteers are needed per park.
Other ways to support the day of service include adopting a community center by providing lunch, snacks, dinner, beverages or paper products. Volunteer Memphis estimates there will be approximately 100 first responders to feed.
Supporters can also adopt a military park and supply snacks and bottled water for volunteers.
(To volunteer, visit https://www.volunteermemphis.org/SearchOpportunity/. To make monetary or food/supply donations, contact Andrea Hill at [email protected].)