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.

WCBS 880’s Catherine Cioffi In Westchester County

“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.

“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.

Are you planning to participate in any volunteer or service events around 9/11? Share your plans in the comments section below.


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