911 Day of Remembrance

9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance

The 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance is a positive way to unite and pay tribute to the victims, survivors and first responders who served in response to the attacks on September 11, 2001. It is also a reminder of the importance of working together to help our community have the freedom to rise.

This year is the 20th Anniversary of that tragic day. Join United Way Suncoast and volunteers throughout our nation to thank our first responders by volunteering through one of the below in-person opportunities or the virtual/remote opportunity between September 8th-11th.

IN-PERSON OPPORTUNITIES: click on the icons below to learn more about the individual and group  volunteer options.

DeSoto County

All Faith’s Food Bank 

Hillsborough County

Loretta Ingraham Community Center – ages 8 and older permitted

The Franciscan Center  

Veteran’s Memorial Park

Manatee County

Turning Points 

Pinellas County

Bay Pines VA Healthcare System – ages 13 and older permitted

Boys & Girls Club: Ridgecrest 

Sarasota County

UWS Sarasota

VIRTUAL/REMOTE OPPORTUNITIES:  Individuals can fill out this form to report hours for their virtual or at-home volunteer time.

Messages of Appreciation: provide support and appreciation to first responders in our community by sending a message that will bring a smile to their face. Send a message through this online form or handwrite a letter. Once complete, mail your letters to:

UWS Volunteer Team
Letters to First Responders
5201 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Suite 600
Tampa, FL 33609

*Idea for groups: host a virtual session on a set day/time where volunteers can learn about this opportunity and create letters together. Contact projects@uwsuncoast.org for more information.

Color A Smile: complete cheerful drawings that will be shared with those in need of a smile. Learn more here.

*If your organization has a volunteer need for a 9/11 Day of Service event and would like our team to help recruit volunteers, please contact us at projects@uwsuncoast.org. 

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