Jersey Cares Volunteers Honor September 11th with Week of Service Projects
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, September 09, 2013, 04:07 PM EDT
25 Volunteers Create Memorial Garden for Veterans Home in Paramus
September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance is a time for individuals to engage in inspiring and charitable service projects as a tribute to the way Americans united in service following the 2001 attacks. In New Jersey, from September 7 – 14, more than 1,000 residents will engage in service projects that will strengthen our communities, especially for active service members, military families and veterans.
On Tuesday, September 10th volunteers will demonstrate their patriotism with a special project at the New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home in Paramus, which provides residential and skilled nursing care for veterans. Volunteers will create a September 11th Memorial Garden and will socialize with residents of the home. A total of 25 projects across multiple counties will be completed during this week-long period of service projects.
With these projects, New Jerseyans will demonstrate that the actions of September 11, 2001 that were designed to foster division and animosity have instead instilled unity and service both in New Jersey and throughout the United States.