Six Ways to Remember 9.11

13 years ago today, Long Island lost 377 people to the World Trade Center attacks. 23 of those people were Garden City residents. 

Today there is a memorial service taking place on the Village Green in GC at 6:45pm. If you are unable to attend, or even if you do attend but still want to commemorate this day in a special way, think about volunteering somewhere in our community- for just a day or something more long term. You may even want to start an annual tradition- volunteer with a friend or with your children every year on or around September 11th.

Here are six ways to volunteer in remembrance of 9/11:

The Andy Foundation
http://theandyfoundation.org/how-to-help/
This fantastic charity was formed by a local GC family to honor the memory of Andrew Patrick Palmeri. Andy’s family, young friends and their parents have come together to help less fortunate children. They sponsor various annual events at which you may volunteer. Donations and hands-on assistance are given to worthwhile, child-bases organizations. 

Garden City Community Church Nursery School– 
http://www.gardencitycommunitychurch.org/volunteer/. This organization could use volunteers for office work, assisting with the Thursday senior luncheon group (drivers, hosts, etc), youth groups, church school duties and more. 

Garden City Bird Sanctuary– 
http://www.gcbirdsanctuary.org/volunteering. The Bird Sanctuary needs help in office support, gardening, trail maintenance, carpentry, research, special events and welcoming/docent.

The Garden City Fire Department– 
http://gcfdny.com. The GC Fire Department can always use additional Firefighters. What better way to help your community!

St. Ann’s Church– 
http://www.stannesgc.org/cms.cfm?category_id=1&content_id=225
They could use drivers, volunteers for weekly food drive and share-a-meal program and more. 

The Boys and Girls Club of Hempstead– 
http://www.hbgclub.org/volunteer.html. You can volunteer helping youth one time only or find an ongoing volunteer opportunity that suits your needs and schedule.


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