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latimer911dayAugust 29, 2019 - 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.” Latimer, Volunteer New York! Executive Director Alisa H. Kesten and other Westchester officials and business leaders gathered at The Rising at Kensico Dam Plaza to announce this year’s volunteer opportunities.

Latimer said: “Each year, hundreds of Westchester County residents look for ways to honor the thousands of lives that were lost or forever changed on September 11. I encourage everyone to participate in the 9/11 Serve and Remember Program, and spend a little bit of time doing something good in memory of those who lost so much.”

Volunteer opportunities will be taking place on Saturday, September 7, Sunday, September 8 and Wednesday, September 11, 2019. The community-wide action event is sponsored by Robison Oil, with additional support from Empire City Casino and WMCHealth Network (WMCHealth). Service projects at the Westchester County Center will take place on September 11, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Volunteer New York! Executive Director, Alisa H. Kesten said: “Over the last 9 years we have worked with thousands of volunteers to help turn 911Day into a day of doing good. Businesses have sent teams to create blankets for children in shelters, youth athletic teams have stepped up to make sandwiches for those in need, families have come together to create cards thanking our veterans—each good deeds brings our community closer together and builds on this American legacy of positive response in our darkest days.”

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 Westchester County Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Volunteer Opportunities at the Westchester County Center on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 are as follows:

  • Donate Blood (for ages 16+)

  • Create Inspirational Notes & Cards for Deployed Service Members

  • Create Blankets For Children

  • Help Feed the Hungry with One Sandwich At a Time

  • Package Diapers for Needy Families

  • Donate Diapers For Westchester County Diaper Bank

  • Participate in a Sensory-Friendly Community Service Project to Support Our Troops

  • Support Families in Emergency Shelters

  • Sock and Underwear Drive for Children in Need

  • Courtney’s Tie Drive to Support Veterans

  • Create Math Kits For Elementary School Children

Additional projects taking place on Sept. 7, Sept. 8 or Sept. 11 happening outside of the Westchester County Center include:

  • Trout Stream Revitalization with Westmoreland Sanctuary

  • Warehouse Clean-Up at Furniture Sharehouse

  • Help Provide Clothing to Children

  • Help Harvest a Nonprofit Community Garden

  • Take Emergency Preparedness Training

  • Spend Time With Seniors

  • Support the New Rochelle Street Fair

  • Create Literacy Kits for Head Start Programs

  • Support Shelter Dogs

  • Pack Back-to-School Supplies

  • A-Home Restoration

  • Trail and Lake Clean-up at Teatown

  • Yonkers Waterfront Restoration

  • Create Comfort Kits for patients at WMCHealth Network (WMCHealth)

For the complete list of the 2019 #911Day Volunteer Opportunities taking place on September 7, 8 and 11 please visit or call 914-948-4452.

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

About Volunteer New York!

The core mission of Volunteer New York! ( is to inspire, mobilize, and equip individuals and groups to take positive action to address pressing challenges, support non-profits and improve the quality of life in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam. For 70 years the organization has encouraged adults to serve, youth to build character, families to bond, young professionals to lead, mature adults to share their wisdom and businesses to engage through volunteerism. Volunteer New York! helped coordinate over 301,000 hours of service, which were devoted last year to over 500 nonprofits at a value of over $8.7 million. The Corporate Champions who strongly support the mission of Volunteer New York! include: Bunge Limited; MasterCard; PepsiCo; Regeneron; The Journal News &; Con Edison; Empire City Casino; Entergy; 96.7 K-LOVE Radio; Lifestyle Westchester; M&T Bank; Morgan Stanley; NewYork-Presbyterian; TD Bank; The Dannon Company; WMCHealth; Andersen Tax; PCSB Bank; PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP; Ranger Ready Repellents; RNN and The French Family; Robison Oil Corporation; The Affinity Group, LLC; IBM; MAG Real Estate Advisors, Inc.; New York Life; Pentegra Retirement Services; SL Green Realty Corp.; Webster Bank; and, Westmed Medical Group. Official media partners of Volunteer New York! who help amplify the message of local volunteer advocacy include: The Journal News &, K-LOVE Radio and Lifestyle Westchester. With additional and ongoing support from Westchester County, Corporation for National & Community Service, and the New York State Commission on National and Community Service. Learn more about Volunteer New York!’s 70th Anniversary #VNY70 at