National Alliance of Women Veterans
Cathy Bennett-Santos -- Legal Applicant
Program Name: September 11th National Day of
Service and Remembrance
The September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance is the culmination of an effort originally launched in 2002 by 9/11 family members and support groups, who worked to establish the charitable service day as a forward-looking way to honor 9/11 victims, survivors, and others who rose up in service in response to the attacks.
Objective: The "Veteran's Impacting Community Volunteer Service Project" directed by National Alliance of Women Veterans, Inc. of Philadelphia since 2004 for addressing Post 9-11:
* Recruit and connect volunteers with services and opportunities
* Effectively use service and volunteerism to solve community problems.
* To organize and provide support through volunteerism to military families and those affected Post -911
Geographic area: Philadelphia and surrounding Counties - Bucks, Chester, Delaware; targeting volunteers and military community from various states throughout the country, via nonprofits, churches, and neighborhood civic and community organizations, estimated 5000 individuals of volunteers
* Recruit and connect volunteers;
* Build relationships with community and civic leaders; organize
* partnerships with civic and other grassroots organizations; combine efforts addressing individuals who are affected by 9-11 including Iraq and Afghanistan military, First Responders
Since 2004 we will continue to:
* Identify and address needs for restoring lives affected by 9/11.
* Organizing and paying tribute to Post 911 victims
* Educating civilians on military culture and Post 911