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On Sept. 11, Do One Good Deed

We can never forget what happened on 9/11, but what's embedded in America is the resolve to stand up for democracy and to foster good will among all people. That's why Americans volunteer on the annual September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance.

Even one person can make a difference by doing a good deed on Sept. 11. It's part of what unites us, especially in times of challenge.

Help us build the spirit of unity and service in America by doing one good deed for 9/11 Day.  Here are some ideas:

  • Volunteer to tutor or read with children
  • Sponsor a meal for a first responder or health care worker
  • Share your personal mental health story here
  • Sign up to be a poll worker
  • Become a mentor
  • Contribute to a local food pantry
  • Find a one-time or ongoing volunteering opportunity here

You can even do something to help just yourself, like quitting smoking, or pledging to go for a daily walk.

Need help figuring out how to get started on your good deed? Visit 911day.org or contact your local United Way. Whatever you do, be sure to share your good deed on social media, using the #911day hashtag.

On Sept. 11, show your spirit by doing one good deed. That's what it means to LIVE UNITED.


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