11 years ago today our nation changed indelibly. For my part, I choose to remember how our nation came together in such a special way. The organizers of the annual 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance (9/11 Day) efforts want to help keep that spirit alive. Last year 33 million Americans dedicated time and remembering by doing something positive for others.
I encourage you to perform good deeds, support charities, and volunteer today in tribute to the victims and survivors of 9/11 and all those who rose in service in response to the attacks. Here are two easy ways to take part:
- Visit 911day.org to express your support and share your plans for helping today
- Watch and share the 9/11 Day video and Public Service Announcement
Researching a nonprofit to donate to or volunteer with on this day? Philanthropedia, a division of GuideStar that does custom research and rankings of nonprofits, just announced the nonprofits making the most impact in national climate change and international finance. Click here to learn more about the list. If you want to give to a different cause, Philanthropedia has reviews on over 30 causes.
As always, I encourage you to give with your head as well as your heart.
On behalf of everyone at GuideStar, we thank you for being a part of this special day.