To honor the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, thousands of Illinoisans from across the state joined Americans across the nation, volunteering in the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance. The day of service is an annual tribute to victims, survivors, and responders from that tragic day in 2001.
This year's projects consists of delivering meals, refurbishing schools and community centers, collecting food and clothing, preparing communities for disasters, and reading to children. In many locations around the state, AmeriCorps and Senior Corps members will lead and participate in service projects.
The Executive Director of Serve Illinois says among the eight largest states, Illinois leads the way in the number of volunteers.