VISTAs Participate in 9/11 Day of Service & Remembrance

September 29, 2017

The nonprofit 9/11 Day established the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance in 2002 to inspire a “tradition of engaging in charitable service.” As a result, thousands of national service members participate in the annual day by serving directly with organizations and communities in need.

This past Monday, VISTAs from Campus Compact for Southern New England participated in service initiatives across the three states (Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts). A group of CCSNE VISTAs serving in and around Boston participated in the day by building military care packages.

The Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund (MMHF) orchestrated the service project to support active duty service members and veterans along with local Gold Star and Survivor (bereaved) military families. The event occurred at the Mother’s Walk on the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston where volunteers built 500 military care pages for service men and women overseas, 500 care packages for local veterans, wrote letters of support and had a pledge drive for families supported by the (MMHF).

CCSNE VISTA Marie Dorsett stacking completed care packages.

There were special appearances by Mayor Marty Walsh and Attorney General Maura Healey.

CCSNE VISTA Leaders: (left to right) Kiana Lane, Monica Roth, Mayor Marty Walsh and Jessica Grant.