Volunteers Needed to Honor Mid-South First Responders through Service Projects and City-Wide Recognition Event Tuesday, September 11

Volunteer Memphis, Leadership Memphis, Volunteer Tennessee, City of Memphis AmeriCorps VISTA program, Senior Corps, Memphis City Beautiful, the United Way of the Mid-South, the City of Memphis Parks & Neighborhoods Division will join together to support Memphis Police Officers, Memphis Firefighters, Emergency Medical Teams and Military

MEMPHIS, Tenn., August 21, 2018– Volunteer Memphis, Leadership Memphis, Volunteer Tennessee, City of Memphis AmeriCorps VISTA program, Senior Corps, Memphis City Beautiful, the United Way of the Mid-South, the City of Memphis Parks & Neighborhoods Division are seeking volunteers as they join together to support Memphis Police Officers, Memphis Firefighters, Emergency Medical Teams and Military on Tuesday, September 11 with two large scale service projects, and a recognition event for the entire city of Memphis. For more information and to volunteer, visit https://www.volunteermemphis.org/SearchOpportunity/.

Those interested in sponsoring this year’s 9/11 Day of Service & Remembrance efforts with an in-kind donation of food and supplies and/or monetary contribution, please contact Andrea Hill at 901-278-0016 or ahill@volunteermem.wpengine.com

“We are humbled and honored to work with great service partners and the Mid-South community as we all come together to support our first responders on Tuesday, September 11 with meal stops at six city of Memphis community centers, five Military park clean-ups, and a special recognition event with presentation of plaques at City Hall,” said David Williams, President/CEO of Leadership Memphis. “Whether it’s through volunteering or an in-kind donation we welcome everyone to participate to make this day special.”

 Volunteer Memphis, an action initiative of Leadership Memphis, is at the heart of volunteering in the Mid-South. Volunteer Memphis helps individuals, families, corporate teams and community groups strengthen Memphis and the Mid-South through service at more than 300 nonprofit organizations and schools. Volunteer Memphis is also an affiliate of the Hands On Network, an association of 250 volunteer service organizations across 16 countries. 

9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance Schedule:

  1. Meal Stops at Six City of Memphis Community Centers between 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  2. Five Military Park Clean-ups between 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  3. One Recognition event with presentation of plaques at City Hall, time is 8:00 a.m. 
Locations Address  

Shifts

 

Parks Overton Park (Veteran’s Plaza) 1914 Poplar Ave

Memphis, TN 38104

3pm-6pm
Medal of Honor Park 3751 Park Lake Dr
Memphis, TN 38118
3pm-6pm
Coast Guard Yard 2 A.W. Willis Ave

Memphis, TN 38105

3pm-6pm
Army- Navy Park S 2nd St

Memphis, TN 38103

3pm-6pm
The Spanish- American War Memorial Park Central Avenue

Memphis, TN 38104

3pm-6pm
Community Centers Davis 3371 Spottwood

Memphis TN 38111

 

11:30am- 2pm, 1:30pm- 4pm, 3:30pm- 6pm

Orange Mound 2572 Park

Memphis TN 38111

 

11:30am- 2pm, 1:30pm- 4pm, 3:30pm- 6pm

Lester 317 Tillman

Memphis TN 38112

 

11:30am- 2pm, 1:30pm- 4pm, 3:30pm- 6pm

Hickory Hill 3910 Ridgeway Rd.

Memphis TN            38115

 

11:30am- 2pm, 1:30pm- 4pm, 3:30pm- 6pm

Whitehaven 4318 Graceland

Memphis TN 38116

 

11:30am- 2pm, 1:30pm- 4pm, 3:30pm- 6pm

Dave Wells 915 Chelsea

Memphis TN 38107

 

11:30am- 2pm, 1:30pm- 4pm, 3:30pm- 6pm

 

Recognition Event

City Hall

(Hall of Mayors)

125 N Main Street Memphis, TN 38103  

 

8am- 9:30am

 In-kind donation opportunities: 

How can you support: # of anticipated First Responders
______ Adopt a Community Center for the entire day

(Choose Lunch, Dinner and Snacks including beverages)

100
______ Adopt a Food Service at one Community

(Choose Lunch, Dinner and Snacks including beverages)

100
______ Adopt a beverage service for a Community Center

(Bottle Water, Sodas, Juices, Tea, Lemonade)

100
______ Donate disposable flatware and dishware, napkins and cups for a community center 100
______ Adopt a Military Park (Snacks and bottled water) 25
______ Supply volunteers for a site location 25

 In 2009 according to the Corporation for National & Community Service (CNCS), Congress designated September 11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance under bipartisan federal law, and charged the CNCS with helping to support this effort across the country. Since September 11, 2001, millions of Americans have come together with a common purpose to honor 9/11 and commemorate the tragedy through volunteer service.