9/11 Day of Service Volunteers to Join Forces with Team Downtown Raleigh
“Our students will be visiting from Nagoya University in Japan for a three-week intensive English and US American culture program, and this experience will be their second full day in Raleigh. We will be providing a basic overview of the importance of service in our culture and the significance of 9/11 as a Day of Service before we join Team Downtown Raleigh for this event,” said Becky Cibulskis, Programs Assistant, NC State Global Training Initiative.
During the first Team Downtown Raleigh volunteer day last spring, 18 volunteers gathered 11 bags of leaves and debris and 10 bags of cigarette butts and litter in areas beyond the downtown core.Team Downtown Raleigh’s mission is to create an inviting and clean public space environment in the Downtown municipal services district through the removal of litter; care of furnishings and sidewalks; and engagement with residents, workers and visitors.
“Inviting volunteers to join our mission is a great way to encourage ‘ownership’ of our common public spaces and it multiplies exponentially what our team can accomplish in a few short hours,” said Jen Baker, Downtown Coordinator. “Taking the time to give back, and experience the camaraderie of teambuilding and making new friends on this day in particular, is very rewarding.”
Launched in 2002, the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance promotes community service on 9/11 as an annual and forward-looking tribute to the 9/11 victims, survivors, and those who rose up in service in response to the attacks.