9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance 2014


In 2009, Congress designated September 11th as a National Day of Service and Remembrance. Each year, millions of volunteers across the nation spend the day helping others and participating in community service projects.

In honor of the September 11th Day of Service and Remembrance, National Service members and volunteers in Montana are teaming up to show their appreciation for the victims, survivors, and emergency responders of 9/11.

Here are some of the events happening in your area. We encourage you to get involved!


Canvass Your Neighbors
Serve your neighbors by joining the American Red Cross of Montana Saturday, September 6 in canvassing our neighborhoods to help individuals better understand disaster preparedness and inform them of precautions that can be taken to prevent fires from occurring at home. This service project is funded through a partnership between the American Red Cross of Montana and North Western Energy. The American Red Cross of Montana is one of three chapters chosen for the company’s 2014 Community Works employee volunteer partners and exhibits collaboration between private, public and government entities.
When: Saturday, 9/6
Contact: Pam Makara, RSVP Director, (406) 245-6177, pamm@allianceyc.org

 Veterans of America Independence Hall Garden Project
Assist with a garden project and reflection activity
When: Thursday, 9/11, beginning at 9:00AM
Contact: Gina Simonetti, (406) 247-8675, simonettig@ci.billings.mt.us


Gleaning Gardens for our Community
Volunteers will be cleaning and processing fresh garden produce to be distributed through the Butte Food Bank and the Rescue Mission.
When: You can drop off garden vegetables from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 11th at 1019 E. 2nd St.
Contact: (406) 782-3841

Shred and Feed
Teaming up with AmeriCorps and AARP to do a gleaning, shredding and Food Drive. The event will be held at the Belmont Senior Center in Butte, America!
Contact: Jami Humphrey, RSVP Director, (406) 533-2508, humphreyjj@butte.k12.mt.us

Veterans Recognition Event at MT Tech
Contact: Maura Jones, AmeriCorps VISTA Leader, Montana Campus Compact, (406)243-5451


Toiletry Drive
Contact: Maura Jones, AmeriCorps VISTA Leader, Montana Campus Compact, (406)243-5451


Ennis School Garden Shed Construction
Join Food Corps and the Big Sky Watershed Corps in a garden shed contruction at the Ennis School.
When: Friday, September 12th Time: TBD
Where: Ennis Elementary School
Contact: Ethan Kunard, bswc@3rivers.net; 682-7289


Shred and Feed
Join the Flathead RSVP and the Agency on Aging, as well as the United Way, with collecting food for the Flathead Food Bank and the Northwest Montana Veterans’ Food Pantry. Ruth Pomeroy, our 87 year old SHIP, SMP and fraud expert will be providing information on fraud during the event.
Contact: Sue Holst, RSVP Director, (406)-758-5712, sholst@flathead.mt.gov

FVCC Red, White, and Blue Fun Run
Join us for a non-timed 3K Fun Run/Walk in honor of 911 National Day of Service and Remembrance. Open to FVCC Students and Community (Employees, Alumni, Ambassadors, Trustees, Donors Patriotic attire is encouraged! Runners/Walkers will be DOUSED with Blue and Red colored powder throughout the course.
When: Friday, September 5th at 4:00PM
Register at www.fvcc.edu/rwbrun

Garden Build Day
Join FoodCorps at the Kalispell Central Kitchen and help put together a garden by installing beds, mulching, and digging holes for fruit tress.
When: Thursday, September 11 from 9:00am-2:00pm
Where: 106 Northwest Lane, Kalispell, MT


Veterans Stand Down
Volunteers will be assisting with the planning, preparation and assisting with the Veterans Stand Down to be held in Glendive on Saturday September 13th, 2014. Most volunteers are needed to serve lunch.
When: Saturday, September 13th
Contact: Patty Atwell, RSVP Director, (406) 377-4716, rsvp@midrivers.com


Shred and Feed
Join AARP, RSVP, and other partners in the annual Shred and Feed event in the K-Mart parking lot. Bring personal documents to be shredded and also bring a food donation to the Helena Food Share in exchange for every box you would like to have shredded.
When: Thurday, 9/11, 10:00AM-1:00PM
Contact: Melony Bruhn, Senior Corps Assistant Director, (406) 457-7319

The Great Roll Out
AmeriCorps VISTA members will be collecting toiletries in locations throughout Helena through the week of 9/11.
Contact: Rosemary Doonan, (406)444-2720, rdoonan@mt.gov

Miles City

Harvest for Seniors
RSVP Volunteers are collecting produce from area gardeners and will distribute to those receiving commodities. Distribution will be from the Eastern Montana Fairgrounds.
Contact: Betty Vail, RSVP Director, (406) 234-0505, rsvp05@midrivers.com

Shred and Feed

In partnership with Montana AARP and Keep Miles City Beautiful we are hosting a shredding truck will be at the Eastern Montana Fairgrounds.
When: Thursday, September 11th, 10:00AM-1:00PM
Contact: Betty Vail, RSVP Director, (406) 234-0505, rsvp05@midrivers.com


Canvassing for Fire Readiness
Contact: Maura Jones, AmeriCorps VISTA Leader, Montana Campus Compact, (406)243-5451

Red Lodge

Toiletry Drive
Contact: Maura Jones, AmeriCorps VISTA Leader, Montana Campus Compact, (406)243-5451


Harvest for Seniors
Richland/McCone County RSVP, the Richland County Council on Aging and the Richland County Transportation are partnering to collect and deliver garden produce to Seniors who live in Richland County. Collections have been taking place since July and will continue through 9/11.
Contact: Karen O’Dell, SCP Director, (406) 433-4967, k.odell@aemt.org

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