September 11, 2011 marks the ten year anniversary of the tragic events of 9/11. In a drive to organize the single largest day of charitable service in U.S. history in observance and remembrance of the 10-year anniversary of 9/11, MyGoodDeed (www.911day.org), a leading 9/11 nonprofit organization, and HandsOn Network, the volunteer activation division of Points of Light Institute, launched an inspiring national public service campaign.
The powerful campaign, themed “I will” features more than 30 actors, singers and sports figures, including: Samuel L. Jackson, Mariska Hargitay, Hillary Duff, Jordin Sparks, New York Yankees’ first baseman Mark Teixeira and Cleveland Cavaliers’ Baron Davis. Each shares their good deed plans for 9/11 and urges others to join them by saying, “I will,” the initiative’s call to action to “remember by doing.”
The local community can get involved in this powerful campaign by posting a personal “I will” tribute at www.Facebook.com/911day. The goal of the campaign is to receive One Million Good Deed Tributes before September 11.
Also appearing in the campaign are relatives of 9/11 victims and survivors of the attacks, encouraging people everywhere to engage in good deeds and voluntary service in honor of those who perished.
Members of the 9/11 community appearing in the campaign include Mary Fetchet, who lost her son, Brad, and who co-founded the nonprofit Voices of September 11; Cindy McGinty, who lost her husband, Mike; Gerry Bogacz, who survived the attacks at the World Trade Center; and Dennis McKeon, who founded the 9/11 support group Where To Turn soon after the tragedy.
WHAT WILL YOU DO THIS SEPTEMBER 11TH TO REMEMBER?