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Serve Alaska joins AmeriCorps and 911 Day to commemorate September 11th terrorist attacks


Serve Alaska Awarded in AmeriCorps Funding to Organizations Across Alaska




9/11 Day is a chance to reinvigorate the unity that swept the nation in the aftermath of 9/11, while paying tribute with acts of service to those lost on September 11, 2001, heroic first responders and the countless others who serve to defend the nation’s freedom at home and around the globe.

Day of Service Projects – AmeriCorps members in Alaska, in partnership with local organizations and tribal groups, will commemorate 9/11 with the following projects:
  • Sitka AmeriCorps members in partnership with the Sitka Fire Department, will be hosting a public servants’ “Walk Across O’Connell Bridge” for all firefighters, first responders, EMT’s, police and USCG staff. The walk will be inaugurated with a speech, and recognition of the fallen, followed by a moment of silence.  As a display of remembrance, they will have a list of the 343 firefighters who lost their lives along the bridge. Sitka AmeriCorps will then host a small reception for participants.
  • RurAL CAP Resilient Alaska Youth AmeriCorps members will be volunteering at Stickleback farm and the garden at Airport Heights Elementary, in the Anchorage area.
  • Residential Youth Care INC. Ketchikan Afterschool members will be serving at a local homeless shelter to assist in the effort to reorganize their kitchen. This will allow for better food service and storage of donations. 
  • United Way of Southeast Alaska AmeriCorps members in Juneau will volunteer to clean-up a Rotary Park including the 9/11 memorial in preparation for the 9/11 memorial service. They will also bake goods to deliver to community first responders in Juneau after the ceremony.
  • Alaska Public Defender Agency AmeriCorps members will execute projects in different parts of the state where members are serving, these are:
    • Anchorage members are partnering with The Web for job interview workshops & a barbecue event to serve community members in need.  The event will take place on 9/9 from 10am-5pm at The Web on Gambell St. 
    • Fairbanks members are partnering with local elementary school classes to write thank-you cards and delivering those cards to first responders and soliciting donations from local restaurants and coffee shops to provide a thank-you breakfast for the Fairbanks Fire Department.



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Revised 09/15/2022