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Sign Up Now For 9/11 Day Of Service In Westchester

County Executive Rob Astorino and officials who took part in 9/11 National Day of Service in 2014.
County Executive Rob Astorino and officials who took part in 9/11 National Day of Service in 2014. Photo Credit: File

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Registration is now open for individuals to volunteer for 9/11 National Day of Service.

In honor of those whose lives were lost or forever changed by the terrorist attacks of of Sept. 11, 2001, County Executive Robert P. Astorino will join Volunteer New York! and Robison to host “9/11: Serve + Remember” at the Westchester County Center on Friday, Sept. 11, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Special focus will be given this year to the everyday heroes who save lives by donating blood, bone marrow and stem cells, as well as those who volunteer as first responders in their communities.

“This year we are paying special tribute to those volunteers who save lives every day. My deepest thanks goes out to them, and I hope through our efforts at the County Center that we will be able to recruit even more heroes this year," Astorino said.

Westchester County’s formal 9/11 memorial ceremony will take place Sept. 11 beginning at 7 p.m. at “The Rising” at the Kensico Dam. The public is invited to attend both events.

Register online at www.volunteernewyork.org/service (early registration is encouraged) for opportunities that take place Sept. 11 through Sept. 13 in Westchester and Rockland. To sign up for the blood drive, contact Janet Lokay at jel1@westchestergov.com or (914)-995-2127.

Service projects taking place at the County Center on Sept. 11 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.:

  • Write thank-you cards for veterans and first responders with Volunteer New York!;
  • Make sleeping bags for adults in need with Lifting Up Westchester;
  • Pack swab kits for blood drive with New York Blood Center;
  • Create no-sew fleece blankets with Project Linus;
  • Join the Bone Marrow Registry with Volunteer New York!;
  • Make paracord bracelets for the troops with Operation Gratitude;
  • Create educational games for children wih Volunteer New York!;
  • Receive hands-only CPR training with the American Heart Association;
  • Donate blood (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) with New York Blood Center;
  • Give to the Early Learners Book Drive with Open Door Family Medical Center;
  • Contribute to the food drive with Hillside Food Outreach;
  • and Sign up for Westchester County Emergency Preparedness Exercise with Westchester County Department of Health.

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