Joining With Other Prominent Nonprofits to Spark Service, VolunteerMatch Supports Nationwide Day of Virtual Volunteering to Remember 9/11 on Its 19th Anniversary
OAKLAND, Calif., September 9, 2020 /3BL Media/ – VolunteerMatch is the standout technological partner with 9/11 Day as it launches a new digital initiative, “9/11 Day at Home,” to provide meaningful ways for millions of Americans to honor the victims and first responders on September 11, 2001.
“Our technology is uniquely capable of matching inspired people with inspiring causes. On our platform, every day, volunteers and nonprofits connect to achieve remarkable outcomes in communities across America. VolunteerMatch can think of no better occasion than a 9/11 anniversary to continue to have a huge, positive impact on our nation with regular, good deeds that we can do from our living rooms. Inspired by the service of our 9/11 and COVID-19 heroes, we in turn serve each other. And the reality is that just like with 9/11, we’re not coming out of this – not COVID-19, not social unrest, not economic downturns – unless we come out of it together.” – Laura Plato, Chief Solutions Officer, VolunteerMatch
More than 60 nonprofits have collaborated with 9/11 Day to design creative ways to serve for the 9/11 Day At Home initiative, including World Central Kitchen, United Way Worldwide, Points of Light, Feeding America, and the Corporation for National & Community Service. Organizations are allied to overcome the current inability to gather as we’re used to for in-person volunteer projects. These creative ways of serving are diverse, covering a wide range of service ideas that are easy to perform.
On 911day.org organizations, educators, families with children, and others will find a link to VolunteerMatch to search and filter for perfectly matched service opportunities, free downloadable toolkits, lesson plans, and supplemental lists of good deeds. The homepage prominently features 11 categories of issues that face America today, including hunger relief, supporting frontline workers, voting access, ending racism, mental health, and assistance for struggling local. Some celebrities, including actors Dwayne Johnson and Morgan Freeman and talk show host Trevor Noah, are also supporting 9/11 Day with videos.
For more information, visit https://911day.org/
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