Thousands Volunteer For Triangle-Area Day of Service

RALEIGH, N.C.—Thousands of volunteers took over the Triangle Friday for the 2015 Day of Service.

Different companies joined together to take on 80 projects that serve causes in remembrance of 9/11.

 “It’s a way to rally and show compassion and once again feel that spirit of unity that people felt that day, even though it was such a tragic day, you know there was a certain spirit across our country and reliving that is very important on this day,” said Rose Thompson, Activate Good Volunteer Coordinator.

It’s the fourth year of the Triangle-Area 9/11 Day of Service, which is coordinated by Activate Good.

 “We seek to rally individuals and groups to give back on a daily basis,” said Thompson.

Volunteers said the 14th anniversary of 9/11 was a special day to give back. 

 “I think about the tragedy that families experienced, but also the heroes that really stood up and came alongside their neighbors who were suffering and helped support them,” said Megan Bowles.

The organizations receiving the services are thankful for the selfless support. 

 “I think that it goes to show our strength as a country and that we will get out and do service and that we will help others and it makes us our community a whole and we are really proud to be part of that,” said Meghan Olesen with PLM Families Together.

The 80 service projects wrap up Friday night with a commemoration ceremony at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh. 

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