Crossroads volunteers to honor the 20th anniversary of 9/11

The United Way of the Crossroads is partnering with volunteers in the surrounding communities
Crossroads volunteers to honor the 20th anniversary of 9/11

Crossroads volunteers to partner with United Way of the Crossroads to honor the 20th anniversary of 9/11.

VICTORIA, Texas – Crossroads volunteers stand united in service to honor the 20th anniversary of 9/11.

Volunteers from the Crossroads are partnering with the United Way of the Crossroads to remember the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. They are joining in patriotic acts of volunteer service as part of the Sept. 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, commonly known as 9/11 Day.

9/11 Day allows people to relive the spirit of unity that took over the nation in the aftermath of 9/11. It also gives people the opportunity to contribute acts of service to those lost on Sept. 11, 2001, including first responders and the countless others who serve our country to defend our freedom at home and around the globe.

20th anniversary of 9/11 – The United Way of the Crossroads is partnering with groups in communities:

The United Way of the Crossroads is collaborating with groups in communities across their service area to host this event. To remember those who lost their lives on that day, volunteers will meet in locations in each community. Each local event will be joined together via zoom, to allow all volunteers to participate together.

The United Way of the Crossroads hopes to engage 150 volunteers from all walks of life, including the military and children, throughout their service area. They also plan to assemble disaster preparedness kits, with a goal of 600 kits total. The kits will be given out to the community in which they were built.

“September 11th is a day of history, emotion, and reflection,” said Jill Blucher, the Community Engagement Coordinator of the United Way of the Crossroads. “For many Americans it is also a day of service that provides an opportunity to join our neighbors and local leaders to make our country stronger and better for decades to come while we honor those who lost their lives in 2001 and those who rose in service to our country. This year, on the 20th anniversary of 9/11 we will honor, serve, and unite in this spirit.”

For those interested in volunteering:

If you are interested in volunteering, you can find locations and sign up by going to the Volunteer tab at UnitedWayCrossroads.org. If you are interested in hosting a group, you can contact Jill Blucher at the United Way of the Crossroads at 361-578-3561 option 7. You can also reach her via email at jill@unitedwaycrossroads.org. Each location will host up to 20 volunteers each to make sure safe social distancing measures can be followed.

In 2009, Congress designated Sept. 11 as National Day of Service. It is led by AmeriCorps, the federal agency for volunteerism and national service. AmeriCorps partners with 911Day.org. 911Day.org, along with 9/11 families, began the 9/11 Day observance over a decade ago. It engages hundreds of nonprofit groups, faith-based organizations, schools and businesses across the nation.

You can visit the United Way of the Crossroads’ 9/11 Day of Service page for more information.