Good Deed Challenge

In Honor of 9/11 - Patriots' Day

September 11, now recognized as National Day of Service and Remembrance, is a day Americans use to reflect on the lives lost 14 years ago and the people who volunteered to help when tragedy struck. Here are some things you can do to commemorate and remember 9/11.

Volunteer Work

One of the best ways to commemorate 9/11 is to volunteer. Walking dogs, working at a senior home, watching children or getting involved in a veteran program are some ways to get involved with the community. Helping to serve your community is a great way to remember those who gave their time and lives on 9/11.

Make a Donation

Put some money toward the countless foundations supporting the commemoration of 9/11.You may choose to donate money to a future 9/11 memorial museum, the families who lost loved ones on 9/11, the New York community, or the New York City Police. Any donation makes a difference and the recipients of the funds are deserving and grateful.

Pledge a Good Deed

Small deeds are especially appreciated on 9/11. allows anyone to join ‘The Good Deed Challenge,’ which challenges participants to do a good deed and dedicate it to someone in memory of 9/11. The website also offers a multitude of volunteer opportunities nationwide. Northside will begin a canned food drive next week to support our community. Consider bringing your canned food tomorrow!

Donate Blood

Around 36,000 units of blood were donated to the New York Blood Center on 9/11. Donate blood to help someone locally in memory of the recipients and those who donated 14 years ago. Each time you donate you can save up to three lives. Pay it forward today in remembrance of Sept. 11.

Fly your American flag

Show your national support by appropriately displaying an American flag. This day is especially important for our country to come together and remember our fallen heroes. Take pride in our country and stand united as we all remember this dreadful date in history.

an article by Rebecca Davis - September 9th , 2015