DAYTON, OH – On Tuesday, September 11 from Noon – 1 pm on Courthouse Square in Downtown Dayton the United Way of the Greater Dayton Area will team with the Dayton Fire Department to assemble After the Fire Kits which are distributed by local first responders at the scene of devastating fires. Volunteers from local companies throughout the community will be assembling 50 After the Fire Kits that include toiletries, clothing, blankets, and other household items.
“The mission of the 9/11 Day of Service is to provide a positive and forward-looking way for area residents to forever honor and remember the first responders who have given their lives protecting others and those that continue to serve our communities,” says United Way’s Volunteer Connection Manager, Nick Eddy, “It is a unique opportunity for the community come together and recognize neighbors and friends who put our safety above theirs.”
The 9/11 Day of Service is one of five community-wide volunteer service days organized by the United Way of the Greater Dayton Area’s Volunteer Connection. This is the seventh year they have organized participation in the event. Last year’s event attracted nearly 300 volunteers from across the Greater Dayton Area.