VolunteerMatch and the First Ever 9/11 Day of Service

Today, as the nation marked the eight year anniversary of September 11 with a renewed focus on community service and civic involvement, thousands of Americans are coming to VolunteerMatch to commit to strengthening their communities through volunteering.

Our traffic numbers have been up all week as awareness has grown. Checking a few minutes ago, I just saw that nearly 1,900 individuals had already signed up for opportunities.

As many readers already know, today is the first officially-designated September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance. The anniversary received federal recognition as a National Day of Service and Remembrance through the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, passed with bipartisan support and signed into law by President Obama earlier this year. The goal of the new service day is to help Americans honor the victims and heroes of 9/11 and rekindle the spirit of togetherness and compassion that followed the 2001 terrorist attacks.

We’re proud to be able to support the commemoration of this day for all Americans by making it easy for organizations of all kinds to harness the energy and commitment of Americans who are inspired to make a difference.  Let today be the first link in a lasting bond of involvement and change.

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