2012 September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance
The September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance is the culmination of an effort originally launched in 2002 by 9/11 family members and support groups, who worked to establish the charitable service day as a forward-looking way to honor 9/11 victims, survivors, and others who rose up in service in response to the attacks.
On the anniversary of the September 11th attacks, Americans will unite in service in the same remarkable way that so many came together following the attacks.
To find opportunities to serve during this year’s September 11th Day of Service and Remembrance, you can look for projects using the project locator tool. Or, to organize a service project in your area, find toolkits and other resources here.
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9/11 Day Projects Around Oregon
Wisdom of the Elders: Garden Work Party
Wisdom of the Elders, Inc. http://wisdomoftheelders.org/ will have a work party on Sept. 11, 2012 at our office and gardens at Kelly Butte House and Wisdom Gardens. Most activities include working in our permaculture garden that day to prepare for harvest celebrations scheduled for two Saturdays in September (15 and 29 September from 10 AM - 2 PM - everyone is welcome to join us).
This permaculture garden was installed this spring by a group of volunteers and includes our ethnobotanical garden, two Three Sisters Gardens, and several berry patches. Our property is adjacent to Kelly Butte Natural Area and we have also cleared invasive species around the fence line where we found several native species that we are nurturing back to good health.
You are welcome to join us anytime between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM on Tuesday Sept. 11. We are located between SE Division St. and Powell Blvd. just east of I-205 adjacent to Kelly Butte Natural Area. Refreshments and snacks will be served. There will also be a short orientation at 10:00 AM with a background on Wisdom of the Elders mission, Wisdom Gardens, and our other projects. Please RSVP by calling (503) 775-4014 or e-mail us for more information at [email protected].
Friends of Tryon Creek: Ivy Pull
Join the movement to pay tribute to the 9/11 victims, honor those that rose in service in response to the attacks, and remind people of the importance of working more closely together in peace to improve our world. We will observe this day by facilitating any ivy pull at Tryon from 9am-noon.
Join The Friends of Tryon Creek as we work to connect people with nature in order to preserve and protect it! Pull together to remove invasive English ivy and to protect our forest. Ivy out competes our native plants, covers tree canopy stopping photosynthesis, takes over the forest floor and ruins precious habitat.
- Registration is not required but please call ahead with groups of 5 or more
- Parking space is limited so carpooling is recommended if possible
- All minors must be checked in at the Nature Center with their minor’s insurance form signed by a parent/guardian (can be found on our website)
- Gloves and a light snack provided
- Please bring your own water bottle
- Please dress for the weather, to get dirty, and to be off trail (sturdy shoes and long pants are strongly suggested)
- We usually need to hike at least 15-20 minutes to get to the spot where we will be working
Oregon Food Bank: Food Re-packing
Oregon Food Bank volunteers help sort and re-pack large food donations in our warehouses in NE Portland and Beaverton. This food is distributed to hunger-relief agencies throughout the state of Oregon who serve 260,000 Oregonians in need each month. Volunteers also tend our Learning Gardens and harvest fresh produce for local families.
To see the schedule and sign-up for shifts please visit www.oregonfoodbank.org/Volunteer.