Individuals and organizations all over the state sprang into action to help their communities in September. Events and projects honored both the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance and Day to Serve (Sept. 11-Oct. 10). Virginia's AmeriCorps programs were among the many organizations who hosted projects from food drives to park cleanups.
In Richmond, Mayor Levar Stoney hosted a 9/11 Day Memorial Event followed by more than 100 individuals serving at 20 service projects around the city. Also in Richmond, CARITAS AmeriCorps members volunteered at FeedMore organizing and shelving donations and Literacy Lab members assembled care packages for U.S. active duty service members.
In Charlottesville, Virginia College Advising Corps members participated in a citywide cleanup. In Southwest Virginia, Carroll County Public Schools members collected items and made hygiene kits for area shelters. Throughout the state, Goodskills Literacy Corps members made bookmarks for area school children and delivered them to their schools.
Day to Serve is still going on! There are many more volunteer opportunities available in October. Find a volunteer opportunity near you at http://www.daytoserve.org/map.