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9/11 Recap

September 14, 2009
This past Friday was the eight year anniversary of September 11th and The Volunteer Center of Southern Nevada made sure to get involved and LIVE UNITED on this monumental day. Not only did we host Thoughts and Wishes for our Troops, but we offered numerous opportunities for community members to get involved and LIVE UNITED in their own way! The Thoughts and Wishes for our Troops was an amazing event that consisted of Volunteer Center and United Way staff, AmeriCorps members and community members coming together to make cards for our soldiers overseas.
We partnered with Blue Star Mothers to get our packages overseas and Edith Garcia spoke on behalf of the organization. When she spoke of her deep appreciation for our generosity and the challenge she faces as a mother of a fighting soldier, it was really cool to put a face to what we were doing that day.
I even got interviewed for a segment on T.V! And our efforts were featured in the newspaper and on the news also! Such an exciting day and I’m so proud to have been involved in thanking our troops for their service. Check out the segment below!
http://www.klas-tv.com/Global/story.asp?S=11117285
(pictures to come soon!)
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