September 11 National Day of Service & Remembrance: Honoring through ServiceAs a positive way to forever remember and pay tribute to the victims of September 11, honor those that rose in service in response to the attacks, and to remind people of the importance of working more closely together to improve our world, the Michigan Community Service Commission (MCSC), Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA), Volunteer Centers of Michigan (VCM), Michigan Campus Compact (MCC), and The LEAGUE Michigan, will be observing September 11, 2014 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance. We invite you to serve, honor, and remember alongside us on this historic day.
About September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance:
The September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance is the culmination of an effort originally launched in 2002 by 9/11 family members and support groups. It became officially recognized following the passage of the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act of April 2009.
2014 9/11 Day of Service Mini-Grants
The Michigan Community Service Commission, Michigan Nonprofit Association, Volunteer Centers of Michigan, The League Michigan, Michigan Campus Compact, with support from the Connect Michigan Alliance Endowment Fund and the Corporation for National and Community Service, are awarding mini-grants to Michigan organizations who wish to host volunteer projects as part of the 2014 National Days of Service.
The application process for 2014 9/11 Day of Service mini-grants is open. Grant guidelines and the application is now available. All applications are due August 11, 2014. All proposed events or activities must occur during the month of September. National service grantees, volunteer centers, nonprofits, K-12 and higher education institutions are eligible to apply.
These grants are intended to encourage volunteer projects that engage veterans or military families as volunteers or as the recipients of service. While preference will be given to these projects, funds may also be granted to cover direct service projects that focus on education, health, clean energy/environmental stewardship, economic opportunity, disaster preparedness, and public safety. Please note these funds are available solely to engage people in volunteer projects - not community engagement events (i.e. prayer breakfasts or educational marches).
9/11 Service Project Resources
- 9/11 Day Toolkits. With specific toolkits for employers, teachers, and nonprofits/government, these toolkits from 911day.org will help you make the most of your 9/11 Day activities.
- United We Serve 9/11 Resources. This site has a range of resources that will be useful to your 9/11 Day events, including communications toolkits, project planning guides, tips for engaging elected officials, digital assets, downloadable posters, and more.
- 9/11 Day Fill-In Media Advisory (Word)
- 9/11 Day Fill-In Press Release (Word)
Register Your 9/11 Service Project
Registering projects is an important part of any National Day of Service for the following reasons:
- It allows you to recruit additional volunteers to assist in your local efforts.
- It helps the MCSC, and other key partners, to document and track the various projects occurring locally and across the state.
- It raises awareness with the media and others about the specific 9/11 activities that will be occurring.
Please register your September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance project as soon as you have enough details to do so. To register your opportunity, visit www.volunteermichigan.org.
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We look forward to engaging as many individuals and organizations as possible as part of the 2014 9/11 in Michigan - thank you for your support and efforts!
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