9/11 Yesterday Today and Tomorrow

We will be working our effort on three fronts.

Continuing existing projects in honor of those lost on 9/11.

Our 2011 Remembrance Project

Our Where to Turn 9/11 Yesterday Today and Tomorrow Weekend 9/9-9/11

The winter after 9/11 we got a call from a 9/11 widow whose disabled in-laws received a $200 fine for not shoveling their snow. We committed to shovel for her and developed a Snow Shoveling for Seniors Program through which we recruit student volunteers who adopt seniors each winter. Each year since 2002 between 500-600 seniors have received free snow shoveling. Other projects include weekly graffiti beach cemetery and park cleanups and prom dresses for those in need. (600+ volunteers)

Each year we recruit volunteers on a major project. In the past we collected and delivered an 18 wheeler of toys and supplies to Gulfport Mississippi after Katrina. After the earthquake in Haiti we collected and shipped 92,000 Tee Shirts to the victims. This year we will be collecting unwrapped toys and our goal is to personally deliver 10,000 toys to the victims of the tornadoes in Missouri and Alabama for the holidays. (10,000+ Participants)

On the weekend of 9/11 we will be exhibiting the United in Memory 9/11 Victims Memorial Quilt at St. Johns University. We will also be coordinating a blood ann bone marrow drive and providing free bus service to and from the Ground Zero Ceremony for Staten Island families. (150-200 Volunteers)

Details

Friday September 9th

 

Special Viewing of the United in Memory 9/11 Victims Memorial Quilt (9/11 Family Members and Invited Guests) 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

 

Staten Island Towers of Light 9:00 PM – Midnight

 

 

Saturday September 10th

 

Public Viewing of the United in Memory 9/11 Victims Memorial Quilt 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

 

Where to Turn “We Will Never Forget “9/11 Blood Drive 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

 

 

Sunday September 11th

 

Free Bus Service to 9/11 Service at Ground Zero 6:00 AM – 6:30 AM (buses will return one hour after ceremony ends at Ground Zero)

 

Public Viewing of the United in Memory 9/11 Victims Memorial Quilt 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

 

9/11 Memorial Mass 2:30 PM

 

We will also be displaying plans for the Hearts and Hands Memorial which will include a permanent home for the United in Memory 9/11 Victims Memorial Quilt, a Corridor of Memories with 8 x 10 photos of all the victims by affiliation and in alphabetical order as well as a 25,000 square foot Memorial Garden

 

Learn how you can become a part of a 9/11 Memorial which will be

 

A peaceful haven for families to gather and keep their loved ones memories alive

 

A sanctuary for hearts to heal and souls to rest

 

A celebration of life and a testament of our love for all who were lost

 

A place for all to go and reflect on yesterday, today and tomorrow

 

Ten years ago we promised to be around as long as we were needed.

Through these innovative programs we will continue to advocate for victims families, offer opportunities for people to get involved and help other victims of tragedy and most of all continue to take positive proactive approaches to instill goodness and decency in our youth assuring that all who were lost will always be our beams of light towards a better tomorrow.

We began as strangers, became friends and wound up as family.

Each year we plan to extend this family to assist those in need to honor those lost on 9/11.