Congresswoman Joins AmeriCorps and Local Volunteers for 9/11 Day of Service

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
Sep 11, 2018

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – On Tuesday, September 11, Congresswoman Virginia Foxx joined AmeriCorps members for a volunteer service project in honor of the September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance. She was accompanied by Barbara Stewart, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency which administers the AmeriCorps program, at a local Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County build site. Photos from the day’s event can be found here.

The September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance is the culmination of efforts started by 9/11 family members and support groups to establish the service day as a way to honor victims and heroes of 9/11. CNCS leads this nationwide effort that pays tribute to and honors the victims and heroes of that day.

Rep. Foxx stated, “On this solemn September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, it is an honor to work alongside so many selfless local volunteers, excellent Habitat for Humanity staff, and Corporation for National and Community Service CEO Barbara Stewart.  By remembering those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks 17 years ago with service to our communities, we strengthen our country and build the national solidarity that we need most in the face of tragedies.” 

“It was an honor to join Congresswoman Foxx, AmeriCorps members, and local volunteers to honor those lost 17 years ago,” said Barbara Stewart, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service. “9/11 Day is a reminder of the healing power that comes from simple acts of service and provides a chance to rekindle the same spirit of unity that swept the nation in days that followed the attacks. Through organizations like Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County, this spirit lives on every day throughout the year.”

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