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Press Release – City of Jonesboro
Jonesboro — AmeriCorps VISTA members will commemorate the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks by joining volunteers across the country in the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance.
Local VISTA members along with the Jonesboro Police Department and Jonesboro Fire Department will commemorate the event by visiting Familie Tiez, a local after-school program. Police officers and firemen will read to the students. Also, students will have the opportunity to tour the fire trucks and police vehicles.
In 2009, Congress designated Sept. 11 as a national day of service through the Kennedy Serve America Act and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) with leading the annual event. CNCS partners with 9/11 Day, the nonprofit that began the 9/11 Day observance more than a decade ago, and hundreds of nonprofit groups, faith-based organizations, schools, and businesses nationwide.
WHO: Jonesboro Fire Department & Jonesboro Police Department
WHAT: National Day of Service and Remembrance
WHERE: First Presbyterian Church
710 Southwest Dr.
WHEN: 4 p.m.
The Corporation for National and Community Service is a federal agency that engages millions of Americans in service each year through Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and other programs; improves communities through the Social Innovation Fund; and leads President Obama’s national call to service initiative, United We Serve. For more information, visit nationalservice.gov.