9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance
 

9/11 Day was created in 2002 by the nonprofit group MyGoodDeed with widespread support of the 9/11 community. The mission is to create a permanent and positive way to observe 9/11 each year. In 2009, Congress joined together with President Barack Obama to pass bipartisan legislation officially recognizing September 11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance. Each year, more than 30 million Americans observe 9/11 by helping others, making 9/11 the single largest day of charitable activity U.S. history.

Below is a list of events and volunteer opportunities you can participate in as a part of the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance during the weekend of September 8th-11th, 2018 in San Diego.
 

Get Involved: 

9/11 Memorial Stair Climb
Hosted by: FirefighterAid
6:30am - 12:00pm
Downtown
On September 11th, 2001, 403 emergency responders made the ultimate sacrifice in the performance of their sworn duty to protect life. Such sacrifices continue today. We climb for awareness of sacrifices made by firefighters every-where. Each year, approximately 100 firefighters die while serving their communities. We will climb in the spirit of remembrance of the courage and honor displayed by those 403 fallen Emergency Responders. We climb to care for the firefighters who continue to assume these risks and for the families who share them. You can participate in the stair climb or volunteer!

Community Cleanup with San Ysidro Health
Hosted by:
HandsOn San Diego
7:30am - 10:00am
Nestor (South Bay)

Join San Ysidro Health in cleaning the excess debris and garbage in the area around their office. This will help their organization be a presence in the community they serve, give back, and help keep the neighborhood clean and beautiful for everyone.

9/11 Day of Service - America's Finest Charter High School Project
Hosted by: The Mission Continues
9:00am - 1:00pm
City Heights - San Diego

Join The Mission Continues San Diego for a day of service in remembrance of the attacks on September 11, 2001. Veterans from San Diego 1st and 2nd Platoons will lead this volunteer day at America's Finest Charter School's new high school location, set to open in September. There will be a massive overhaul of a number of spaces, from lunch areas, to classrooms, to the commons, and we'll even be adding recreation and security features to the school's satellite parking lot across the street.

BUILD: Transform a Parking Lot into a Community Space
Hosted by: HandsOn San Diego
9:00am - 1:00pm 
Oceanside
We will be transforming a part of our parking lot at Community Roots Farm into a community space parklet! Help us make this transformation by painting, building, decorating, and planting! Join us in community and creativity as we make a beautiful and safe green space for all of us to gather. This space will be used for community gatherings, potlucks, classes, cooking, and much more.

Water Trees and Beautify Logan Heights
Hosted by:
HandsOn San Diego
9:30am - 12:00pm & 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Logan Heights

Tree San Diego planted 600 trees in disadvantaged communities in Logan Heights and northwest Chula Vista. These trees need to be watered once each week for the next three years. This care is necessary to ensure that the the recently planted trees grow into a beautiful, mature urban forest, which will provide the communities with many health, environmental and economic benefits. Volunteers will carry buckets of water from a truck to pour on the trees. There may also be some weeding of the tree basins.

Serve a Meal at Father Joe's
Hosted by:
HandsOn San Diego
10:15am - 1:00pm
Downtown

Come join the kitchen crew as they help prepare and serve meals to the men, women, and children that live on the streets of San Diego. There will be volunteers in the kitchen preparing food, serving food 'cafeteria style', and helping in the dining area. This project is very rewarding and a great experience.



East County Horse Ranching
Hosted by: HandsOn San Diego
9:00am - 12:00pm
Dehesa
Volunteers help keep the ranch clean and beautiful! Projects range from light ranch work such as sweeping, sorting supplies, weeding, painting, and moving hay bales, depending on the needs for that day.

 

Community Cooking Days
Hosted by:
HandsOn San Diego
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Lincoln Park

Community Cooking Days volunteers help Kitchens for Good prep for their hunger relief meal productions. Working under the direction of their Lead Cook, volunteers chop produce and package meals. Volunteers play a pivotal role in providing hundreds of meals to local elementary school students on a daily basis.



Build and Beautify with Solana Center
Hosted by:
HandsOn San Diego
9:00am - 11:00am
Encinitas

Support Solana Center programs from the ground up! Build and Beautify is a monthly project for volunteers to get involved with their programs from home base. Activities vary, from playing in their demonstration worm bins, to beautifying their grounds with your own artistic contributions. Keeping their grounds functioning and looking good helps them engage their visitors with sustainability education and is vital to their ability to impact the community.

SORT: Warehouse Warriors
Hosted by: HandsOn San Diego
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Miramar

You can directly support members of the military and their families by volunteering in the STEP warehouse. The STEP warehouse is a storefront of new and gently used items donated by the Southern California community. The warehouse is open to all eligible clients to browse and take what they need: clothes, bedding, home goods, and critical baby items - diapers, wipes, car seats (new), etc. The warehouse is designed to support their mission of building financial self-sufficiency and reducing financial hardship by increasing financial literacy, and alleviate some monthly expenses.

Community Cooking Days
Hosted by:
HandsOn San Diego
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Lincoln Park

Community Cooking Days volunteers help Kitchens for Good prep for their hunger relief meal productions. Working under the direction of their Lead Cook, volunteers chop produce and package meals. Volunteers play a pivotal role in providing hundreds of meals to local elementary school students on a daily basis.


Is your organization hosting a service opportunity in remembrance of 9/11 and would like it listed? Contact us at info@handsonsandiego.org.