Approximately 60 volunteers painted the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) office, 655 N. Gilbert Road, this morning as part of the city of Mesa’s 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance. The National Day of Service and Remembrance is inspired by the remarkable spirit of service that emerged in the wake of a tremendous tragedy.
A variety of community groups and individuals assisted with the painting project. Before they began working, the volunteers gathered for a moment of silence to remember the 9/11 victims. The event was part of Love Your Block, a high-impact service strategy and partnership in which community members are engaged in revitalizing their neighborhoods one block at a time.
Mesa city officials said performing volunteer services for people in need as part of this day of service is a tribute to the many that rose in service in response to the attacks – our firefighters and emergency medical technicians, public safety officers, rescue and recovery workers, volunteers and the men and women in the armed forces.
“We are grateful that our volunteers in Mesa are remembering the 15th anniversary of 9/11 by giving back to the community,” said Michelle Alvis-White, citywide volunteer program coordinator. “They are honoring the victims and those who rose in service in response to that tragic day by working to improve our community.”
For more information about the DAV in Mesa, visit www.azdav08.org.