Honoring Sept. 11 with a day of service in Raleigh

September 11, 2012 

As the nation commemorates the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks Tuesday, some Raleigh residents will take time to volunteerThe city and the Downtown Raleigh Alliance have teamed with local nonprofit Activate Good to sponsor a day of service projects to honor the victims and survivors of the terrorism.

Dozens of opportunities include working in the food pantry at Urban Ministries of Wake County, beautifying Moore Square Park downtown and preparing the garden at Bugg Elementary School.

More than 1,000 volunteers have signed up.

“We’ve done day of services before, and we’ve always gotten a good response,” said Brittany Bryan, head of marketing for Activate Good. “But I don’t know that we could’ve anticipated this type of outpouring.”

On Tuesday night, the North Central Citizens Advisory Council will hold a national day of service and remembrance event at 7:30 at the Tarboro Road Community Center in Southeast Raleigh. Mayor Nancy McFarlane will attend, and the public is invited.

Staff writer Matt Garfield

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