August 15, 2018 -- In honor of those whose lives were lost or forever changed by the tragic events of September 11, 2001, Westchester County Executive George Latimer will join with Volunteer New York! to host “9/11: Serve + Remember.” Volunteer opportunities will be taking place on Saturday, September 8, Sunday, September 9 and Tuesday, September 11, 2018. The community-wide action event is sponsored by Robison Oil, with additional support from Empire City Casino and Westchester Medical Center. Service projects at the Westchester County Center will take place on September 11, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Latimer said: “On September 11, many Westchester County residents will search for a way to honor those lives that were lost, or forever changed by the tragic events at ground zero. The 9/11 Serve and Remember Program provides that opportunity, and I encourage everyone to make time in their schedules to join in, and participate yourself.”

In response to the events of September 11, Fred Rogers returned to broadcasting with a message meant to help youth respond to and process tragedy. He empathized with a lesson he learned from his mother, “Look for the helpers, you will always find people who are helping.”  This year’s #911Day event has a special focus on the helpers that emerge in times of crises, or who volunteer their time every day to do good in the face of injustice and inequality.

Many volunteer opportunities are family-friendly, and all will help support one of 35 local non-profits and causes where helpers are needed throughout the year. To participate, volunteers must register through or call (914) 948-4452 for more information.

Westchester County will also host its annual employee blood drive in partnership with the New York Blood Center on Monday, September 11, at the County Center. To sign up or learn more, please contact Janet Lokay at or (914) 995-2127.

Executive Director of Volunteer New York! Alisa H. Kesten said: “Serving together as a community on #911Day is a way to honor the lives of those lost, while bringing us closer through volunteerism. We encourage families, individuals and business groups to participate.”

Volunteer Opportunities at the Westchester County Center on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 are as follows:

  • Donate Blood (for ages 16+)
  • 12-1pm, 2-3:30pm & 4-5:30pm Create Inspirational Cards For Deployed Service Members with United For The Troops
  • 12-1pm & 2-3:30pm Create Math Kits for Head Start Early Learners
  • 12-1pm Recycle old t-shirts to create dog toys for shelter dogs in support of SPCA of Westchester
  • 2-3:30pm & 4-5:30pm Make PB&J Sandwiches for local food shelters with One Sandwich at a Time
  • 2-3:30pm & 4-5:30pm Package diapers and support families with Westchester County Diaper Bank and Junior League of Central Westchester
  • 2-3:30pm Create Literacy Puppets to support youth development with WestCOP
  • 2-3:30pm & 4-5:30pm Create Therapy Pillows for people with Autism
  • 2-3:30pm Create blankets for youth in hospitals with Westchester-Rockland Project Linus
  • 2-3:30pm Create laundry sachets for formerly homeless women with YWCA White Plains

For the complete list of the 2018 #911Day Volunteer Opportunities taking place on September 8, 9 and 11 please visit or call 914-948-4452.

With thanks for the additional media sponsorship provided by K-LOVE Radio.