Observing 9/11 Day During COVID-19

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WEB EXCLUSIVE Tomorrow, in the midst of one crisis embroiling the country, we remember those we lost to another: Americans will memorialize the 19th anniversary of 9/11 in ways we’ve never experienced before due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

For Activate Good, the nonprofit community that recruits and connects individuals, groups and companies through its website to volunteer opportunities with community partners all around the Triangle, 9/11 traditionally marks an annual day of service. This year, the nonprofit will continue its tradition of honoring those lost through service in a new format: “a restorative month of service bringing Triangle residents together to participate in safe in-person or remote volunteer opportunities, virtual learning sessions about local community issues and a virtual 9/11 evening commemoration,” according to its website. 

Triangle residents can get involved in Activate Good’s Month of Unity in three ways. 


There are still in-person volunteer opportunities available all over the Triangle this month, and there are ways to volunteer safely with social distancing. Or, you can volunteer remotely from home. Click here to get started. 

Participate in the Virtual Learning Series

Throughout September, Activate Good is hosting several virtual events in the United We Help Month of Service Learning Series. Join others in the community virtually to learn from local experts about issues ranging from health and education to employment, housing and homelessness. Today at 5 p.m., Activate Good hosts a virtual workshop on Hunger and Food Insecurity in the Triangle. Register here. To see the full schedule, click here

Join the 9/11 Virtual Commemoration 

Featuring music from the Jason Adamo Band, a segment with David Paine, founder of the September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance (9/11 Day), and a keynote from the Governor and First Lady of North Carolina, Roy and Kristin Cooper. Watch the virtual commemoration on WRAL.com, the WRAL news app or via Activate Good’s Facebook Watch Party page.

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