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Residents honor 9/11 Day with American tradition of service

Volunteers from Ethicon Endo-Surgery’s veteran affinity group work alongside Habitat’s AmeriCorps crew on the 9/11 Day of Service on a new home for a Habitat homebuyer in Cincinnati’s Hartwell neighborhood.

On Sept. 11, volunteers from the veteran affinity group from Ethicon Endo-Surgery in Blue Ash worked to build a new Habitat for Humanity home on Hunsford Avenue in Cincinnati’s Hartwell neighborhood.
AmeriCorps volunteers, doing a term of national service with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati (HFHGC), served alongside the veterans in solidarity and remembrance of the victims and those who risked their lives to save others during the Sept. 11 attacks.

“Sept. 11 is a day of history, emotion and reflection,” said Ed Lee, CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati. “For many Americans it is also a day of service that provides an opportunity for citizens to put into action a shared belief that by joining our neighbors and local leaders we can make our country stronger and better for decades to come.”

9/11 was designated a national day of service by Congress in 2009. The Corporation for National and Community Service leads the annual event, working with 911Day.org and hundreds of business, nonprofit groups, faith-based organizations, and schools nationwide.

This year, thousands of volunteers of all ages and backgrounds in both rural and urban communities joined their neighbors in delivering meals, repairing homes of veterans and military families, refurbishing schools and community centers, preparing care boxes for the military and first responders, collecting food and clothing, signing up as mentors, reading to children, disaster relief, and much more.

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