The September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance is the culmination of efforts originally launched in 2002 by the 9/11 nonprofit MyGoodDeed with wide support by the 9/11 community and leading national service organizations. This effort first established the inspiring tradition of engaging in charitable service on 9/11 as an annual and forward-looking tribute to the 9/11 victims, survivors, and those who rose up in service in response to the attacks. Here’s how you can join the tradition with your fellow Gamecocks!
→ Monday: Sign a thank-you card for a soldier and sign a banner thanking our fellow Gamecock veterans. The Carolina Service Council will be on Greene Street Monday, September 10 from 11a.m. – 2 p.m. Can’t make it Monday? Find them on the second floor lobby of Russell House from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday September 11 – Friday September 14.
→ Tuesday: Visit Rutledge Chapel, which will be open all day for personal meditation, prayer, and reflection in tribute of the vitcims of the 2001 attacks.
→ Tuesday: Serve alongside Midlands Technical students in honor of those we lost on 9/11 and in combat since the attacks. Serve at Lexington Interfaith Community Services from 2-4 p.m.: Sign up here or the Burton Center from 1:30-3:30 p.m.: Sign up here
→ Thursday: Our country has often been referred to as the land of the beautiful – let’s keep it that way. Volunteer at City Roots, an urban sustainable farm, Thursday, September 13 from 9 -11:30 a.m. We need more volunteers for this project to happen. Please email Beth at BrinkEM@mailbox.sc.edu if interested.
→ Thursday: Join us and The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs for Navigating the Future in Light of Our Past: Attitudes Post-9/11, a dialogue about the 9/11 attacks and their impact on attitudes in the American Community. We’ll be in Capstone’s Carolina Room at 7:00 p.m.
→ Friday: One in seven homeless persons has served in the military and veterans are 50% more likely to end up homeless. Help address the issue of homelessness by serving at Transitions homeless shelter on Friday, September 14 from 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sign up here
→ All week: Collect your used two-liter bottles and bring them to the Campus Life Center to help Conservation Voters of Columbia teach children the value of keeping our country beautiful.
VIDEO: USC students remember 9/11