In the aftermath of September 11th, we came together as a country to show that we were there for each other. This year's National Day of Service and Remembrance once again reminded us of that unity.
Service can be a healing experience, and I was honored to work at a service project in Seat Pleasant, Maryland alongside so many dedicated individuals, including veterans who served our country so proudly.
This project reflected the best of partnerships, as AmeriCorps NCCC Atlantic Region members joined with representatives of MyGoodDeed, The Mission Continues, and the Volunteers of America-Chesapeake in making a difference.
Together, we made repairs and landscaping improvements to an apartment complex that offers supportive services and resources to economically disadvantaged individuals and families who seek a path to economic opportunity.
I also wanted to share with you examples of the impact the CNCS family made across the country. See below for media coverage of the great work we did last Tuesday.
Projects and ceremonies took place in all 50 states. So many moving and inspirational stories of the impact you all made came in that only a fraction could be presented in the highlights below:
Eric Totty, an AmeriCorps Fellow, reads a book about 9/11 to Mountain Home Kindergarten students on Tuesday. Totty and Mountain Home Fire Chief Ken Williams both read to the students. Kevin Pieper/The Baxter Bulletin
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