2013 “Activate Raleigh” commemorates 9/11 with volunteer opportunities

On September 11, hundreds of people in Raleigh will come together to work on nearly 40 service projects to make our community a better place. About 1,000 volunteers joined together for Activate Raleigh’s inaugural event in 2012, and organizers want to mobilize more than 1,500 people this year.

Activate Raleigh is a community-wide 9/11 Day of Service coordinated by Activate Good and the Downtown Raleigh Alliance. Congress designated September 11th as a National Day of Service and Remembrance in 2009. You can see a list of the projects and sign up for one here.

On August 14, Mayor McFarlane joined Activate Good for a press conference announcing the 2013 Activate Raleigh campaign:

Individuals who would like to volunteer can visit www.activategood.org to sign up.

After the Day of Service, join Mayor McFarlane at 6 PM at the Red Hat Amphitheater for the Evening Commemoration to help wrap up this community-wide day of service. Enjoy live music by Mary Selvidge and the Chris Hendricks Band, participate in hands-on service projects, and bring non-perishable items for an on-site food drive.

There is no cost to attend this event, but please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to ‘fill-the-truck’ for the Urban Ministries of Wake County’s food pantry. View the list of needed foods.

Please RSVP here for the evening event. We hope to see you on September 11!