Volunteer Broward, an affiliate of the national HandsOn Network, announced it plans to mobilize some 1,000 people for community service marking the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the U.S. on Sept. 11, 2011.
Sept. 11 has been designated a National Day of Service and Remembrance in memory of those who died and in tribute to survivors.
Volunteer Broward will observe the occasion with activities including rallying members of 25 groups to commit to service by taking the “I Will” pledge and performing a wide array of tasks.
On Saturday, around 100 volunteers, drawn from the Holland & Knight law firm, will turn their attention to John U. Lloyd State Park, 6503 N. Ocean Dr., Dania Beach, from 9 a.m. to noon.
They will be cleaning the mangrove marshes and beaches and then take part in a memorial tree planting ceremony. Two trees will be planted and dedicated to the twin towers of the World Trade Center that were destroyed when Al Qaeda terrorists flew commercial jets into them and the more than 2,000 people who died ion the tragedy.
Between 300 and 500 volunteers will be at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School, 591 NW 31st Ave., Fort Lauderdale, from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday to perform community service that will include cleaning up the school, creating a memorial garden and planting trees.
The volunteers will come from American Express, Target, JP Morgan Chase and Bank of America.
As part of this event, a resource fair will be held for non-profit organizations to provide information and services to the community.
Other activities during the weekend will including food sorting at Feeding South Florida, a corporate run, a service tribute and disaster response team training.
For more information on Volunteer Broward, call 954-233-1300 or visit www.VolunteerBroward.org