WHITE PLAINS, NY (WCBS 880) – As the tenth anniversary of 9/11 approaches, more than a hundred non-profits have already registered for Westchester County’s Serve and Learn: Westchester Remembers 9/11 event on September 9, an event to inspire people to volunteer.
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“Volunteerism, it’s in our patriotic DNA, and it will make people feel good,” said Alisa Kesten, executive director of the Volunteer Center of the United Way. “This is actually part of a national call to service in honor of the memory of those we lost.”
At the event, Kesten says they’ll connect potential volunteers with opportunities that fit them.READ MORE: Gabby Petito's Tragic Death Prompts Broader Discussion About Toxic Relationships
“We have a database where hundreds of non-profits list their volunteer needs and people can check the database and sign up and register,” she says. “It makes you feel good to volunteer. It gives people a sense of purpose, no matter what their age or stage in life.”
Those who want to participate should visit the event’s web site.MORE NEWS: 2 NYPD Officers Seriously Injured By Fireworks Blast In Queens
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