Gov. Perdue Announces National Service Programs to Participate in September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance

September 11, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — Gov. Bev Perdue today announced that national service programs will participate in community service activities for September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance. Members will honor veterans and military families by writing thank you notes, collecting coats for the homeless and building a house.

“On this September 11 Day of Service, members of these outstanding organizations are taking the initiative to show appreciation to our brave servicemen and women,” said Gov. Perdue. “I encourage all North Carolinians to get involved and participate in community service events that honor veterans and military families.”

For Sept. 11, Gov. Perdue invites everyone to participate in this day of service by sending a personalized e-thank you to our veterans and military families on her website at www.911DayofService.nc.gov.

The National Day of Service and Remembrance, sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service, is an effort to honor the victims of 9/11 and their families, as well as rekindle the spirit of service. The day also encourages others to join national service programs or volunteer in their communities.

The following national service programs will participate in 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance activities: 

Buncombe County

Project Power:  volunteers will assist in a coat drive for homeless veterans at 10 Buck Shoals Road, Arden from Sept. 10 to Sept. 14. Upon completion, coats will be turned into the Asheville Buncombe County Christian Ministries (ABCCM), the most needed coat sizes are XL-3XL. There will also be a meal served to the veterans. For more information, contact Kelley Freeman at 828-259-5333 ext 1615 or kelley.freeman (at) abccm (dot) org, or Adrienne Ammerman at 828-259-9717 or adriennea (at) childrenfirstbc (dot) org.

Forsyth County

Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County and AmeriCorps and Children Together (ACT):  members and volunteers will assist in the construction of a new home for a deserving family from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 339 Whitt St., Winston Salem. For more information, contact Debbie Cesta at 336-765-8854 ext 105 or debbie.cesta (at) habitatforsyth (dot) org, or Katie Snow at 336-985-2676 or ksnow (at) stokespfc (dot) com.

Gaston County

Elder Care Assistants Program: volunteers will donate blood to help with the current shortage in the southeast region on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 2 p.m. at 2524 East Franklin Blvd, Gastonia.  For more information, contact Bob Hewson at 404-936-0934 or rhewson (at) n3cn (dot) org.

Stokes County

AmeriCorps and Children Together (ACT): members and volunteers will assist with the preparation and completion of a new playground for children attending this childcare center on Sunday, Sept. 16 from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.  For more information, contact Katie Snow at 336-985-2676 or ksnow (at) stokespfc (dot) com.

Wake County

AmeriCorps Job Link: volunteers will clean floors, scrub walls, pick up litter, and perform other duties to transform a building into a center for learning and opportunity for local youth and job seekers on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at 500 Hoke St.  For more information, contact Amber Smith at 919-215-8613 amber (at) activategood (dot) org, or Ashley Reams 919-664-7965 or ashley.reams (at) wakegov (dot) com.

Contact:
Chris Mackey
919-733-5612

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