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Thursday, September 29 2016 @ 02:41 PM EDT

Operation Goody Bag to Commemorate September 11 with Volunteer Service

Hundreds of city residents will commemorate the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks by joining volunteers across the country in the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance. 
OGB Packing Event for the Troops
September 11th was designated a National Day of Service by the 2009 Kennedy Serve America Act. The Corporation for National and Community Service leads the annual event, working with hundreds of nonprofit groups nationwide.

Operation Goody Bag received a 1st Place CNCS 9/11 Challenge Grant award for their 10th Anniversary events involving over 17,000 volunteers on the 10th Anniversary! To this day, it remains the only 9/11 grantee from the state of New Jersey. In 2009, OGB Founder, Jane Cosco, was awarded the Presidential Call to Service Award by President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush in the shadows of Air Force One on JFK tarmac!

WHO: Community Volunteers, Veterans, Active Duty Military, Paramus First Responders, Town Officials, Paramus students, families and friends
WHAT: 12 Annual Night of Remembrance & Hope and PACKING event
WHERE: Paramus Elks Lodge,  200 Rt 17N, Paramus (behind Raymour & Flanigan)
WHEN: September 11, 2013    7PM-9:30PM

www.operationgoodybag.org     P.O. Box 25 Paramus, NJ 07653  Remembering those who SERVE
The Corporation for National and Community Service is a federal agency that engages more than five million Americans in service each year through Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and other programs; improves communities through the Social Innovation Fund; and leads President Obama's national call to service initiative, United We Serve. For more information, visit nationalservice.gov.

by Mel Fabrikant

Mel is a longtime Paramus resident and has belonged to many Paramus organizations. He is responsible for bringing the Scholarship Show to town and seeing to it that the initial presentation went over well. His five offspring were brought up through the Paramus school system. In addition, he is a longtime Paramus Rotary member.

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