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Call for Service Projects in Honor of 9/11.

June 1st, 2010

Maine National Service Programs are invited to submit a service project in honor of the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance. The Maine Commission for Community Service challenge to National Service Programs all over Maine is to develop volunteer service projects that engage local residents and National Service members in efforts that honor those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. The Commission marks September 11th as a day of immense sadness and its hope is to turn it into a Day of Service to others as a way to honor the lives of all those impacted by the events of that day through service, compassion, and understanding.

The Maine Commission for Community Service (MCCS) Day of Service Project Committee is requesting proposals for projects that meet the criteria outlined in the “Invitation to Apply.” Commission members and MCCS staff will join you and your community volunteers to complete the project.  Proposed service activities should be focused on something that would honor the selflessness of all who participated in September 11, 2001 while meeting a community need in Maine.  The application is available online and is due on July 8, 2010. Project information can be found at www.maineservicecommission.gov.

Last year the 9/11effort put forth by President Obama focused on the environment, safety, and community renewal. Governor John E. Baldacci accepted the President’s invitation to participate in a summer long initiative in honor of 9/11. He joined children at Camp Tracy to plant an organic vegetable garden and also participated in a community clean up in Bangor. Please consider joining us this year as we remember those who lost their lives on 9/11 and celebrate them in service.

 
The Maine Commission for Community Service builds capacity and sustainability in Maine's volunteer sector by funding service programs, developing volunteer managers, raising awareness, and encouraging an ethic of service. To learn more about the Maine Commission for Community Service visit our web-site at www.maineservicecommission.gov.