When we reflect on the events of Sept. 11, 2001, when we reflect on those who lost their lives on that tragic day, we’re called to do more than say, “Never forget.”
We’re called to action.
Thankfully, our United Way Suncoast volunteers did just that. Our organization staged a series of community events across the region in honor of the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance. We not only paid tribute to those who died defending our nation, but we called on the community to honor first responders. And the community delivered.
We connected with nearly 600 volunteers at multiple events at South Florida State College, University of South Florida, 3 Daughters Brewing, the Sarasota Farmers Market and the Armature Works Sunday Market. Those community members assembled more than 1,000 emergency preparedness kits. We will distribute the kits throughout the Suncoast region to community members served by our United Way Suncoast programs.
“United Way Suncoast’s Community Engagement team truly would not have been able to make these events a success without the dedication of each of our volunteers,” said Rebecca Cain, Senior Manager of Community Engagement. “Thanks to all the volunteers for graciously spend time with us.”
At United Way Suncoast, we dismantle barriers to human prosperity. We create opportunities for individuals and families to grow without limitations, and build a future with equity for all. If you’re interested in volunteering, Click here to view more ways to get involved with our Monthly Engagement Opportunities. To receive email communications about future volunteer events, please create a UWS volunteer account.
We hope to soon see our volunteers in the community again.
United We Rise. United We Win.