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Greene Lamp Community Action Awarded 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance Grant
AmeriCorps, formerly the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) announced funding that will bring Americans together to focus on service to others through national days of service. Awarded to organizations across the country, these grants will support volunteer activities on the annual September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance and throughout the year.
“We know that volunteerism creates a sense of unity that allows our differences to fall away as we work together to address a common goal. This sense of service is woven into the fabric of our nation,” said Barbara Stewart, CEO of AmeriCorps, formerly CNCS. “The organizations receiving funding will provide opportunities for Americans to make a difference through days of service like 9/11 Day.”
The grants announced will fund volunteer projects for the 2021 September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance and throughout the year, which will also commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
Beginning in 2002, family members who lost loved ones in the 9/11 attacks lead the effort for an appropriate and fitting tribute to honor their loved ones and those who volunteered to serve our country in response to the tragedy. In addition to tributes and commemorations, they sought to establish a national tradition that engaged our country in volunteer service that was forward looking and helped those in need, creating a lasting legacy for their loved ones. The leadership and efforts of these family members resulted in the legislative establishment of the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance in April of 2009. AmeriCorps was charged with supporting this effort across the country. Each year, AmeriCorps works with 9/11Day.org, grantees, such as Greene Lamp and faith-based, local, and national organizations to expand volunteering that honors the sacrifice of the families affected by September 11, 2001. Since September 11, 2001, millions of Americans have come together with a common purpose to honor 9/11 and commemorate the tragedy through volunteer service. Together, they represent a shared belief that by neighbor helping neighbor, we can make our country stronger and better for decades to come.
Greene Lamp is humbled to have received this grant funding and is looking forward to continuing the legacy of volunteerism across Lenoir, Greene, Pitt, and Beaufort Counties, respectively.
For more information on the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance Grant/Projects and guidance on how to become a volunteer, please contact Priscilla L. Wiggins, Director of Senior and Volunteer Services (email@example.com or 252-933-3430); or Ariel Dorcent, Program Assistant (firstname.lastname@example.org or 252-523-7770 ext. 102).
New Name, Same Mission – Senior Corps is Now AmeriCorps Seniors
For over 50 years, Senior Corps programs have served communities nationwide. In so doing, we have made an immeasurable impact across the country; connecting older Americans with the people and organizations that need them most.
Now, we will do so as AmeriCorps Seniors.
Under this new name, our more than 200,000 AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers age 55 and older, who have made service their second act will continue to carry the torch of volunteerism forward throughout the next 50 years. Through AmeriCorps Seniors Foster Grandparents, Senior Companions, and RSVP programs they will continue to bring out the best of America.
- Foster Grandparents Program
Our AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers serving in the Foster Grandparents program are role models, mentors, and friends to children with exceptional needs. The program provides a way for volunteers age 55 and over to stay active by serving children and youth in their communities.
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