Approximately 40 volunteers from the community and NightRider Jewelry will paint the inside of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) office, 655 N. Gilbert Road, Friday, Sept. 8 between 7 a.m. and noon 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.
Before they begin working, the volunteers will gather for a moment of silence to remember the 9/11 victims. 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 – firefighters and emergency medical technicians, public safety officers, rescue and recovery workers, volunteers and the men and women in the armed forces.
For those who wish to visit, Mesa’s United We Stand Memorial, dedicated in 2002 to victims of 9/11, is located behind the Mesa Main Library, 64 E. First St., just off the walkway on the west side. A new informational sign is helping to make it more visible.
The city of Mesa offers many volunteer opportunities for residents. Volunteers are needed at the Mesa Arts Center, libraries, museums, neighborhoods, parks, public safety and many other areas. For more information, visit www.mesaaz.gov/residents/volunteer.