Volunteers Needed to Honor Mid-South First Responders through Service Projects and City-Wide Recognition Event Wednesday, September 11

August 29, 2019

MEMPHIS, Tenn., August 29, 2019 – Volunteers and donations are needed to support 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance on Wednesday, September 11, to honor and recognize Memphis Police Officers, Memphis Firefighters, Emergency Medical Teams and Military. The day of service will include large-scale service projects across the county and a county-wide recognition event. The following organizations are involved in the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance – Volunteer Memphis, Leadership Memphis, Indian Community of Greater Memphis, Memphis City Council, City of Memphis Fire Department and Police Department, City of Memphis Parks & Recreation Division, City of Memphis Military ERG, Shelby County Parks and Ground Maintenance Department, Shelby County Sheriff Office, Shelby County Fire Department, Memphis VA Medical Center, Memphis Redbirds, Southern College of Optometry, Volunteer Memphis Corporate Volunteer Council and Steering Council, Memphis City Beautiful, Memphis Restaurant Association, and Alzheimer’s & Dementia Services. For more information, visit https://www.volunteermemphis.org.

Those interested in supporting this year’s 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance efforts with donations of food, supplies, monetary contributions, or by volunteering, please contact Andrea Hill at 901-278-0016 or ahill@leadershipmemphis.org

“We are humbled and honored to work with great service partners and the Mid-South community as we all come together to support our first responders on Wednesday, September 11 with meal stops throughout Shelby County, military park clean-ups, and a special recognition event with a presentation of plaques at City Hall,” said Andrea Hill, Director of Volunteer Memphis. “Whether it’s through volunteering or an in-kind donation we welcome everyone to participate in making this day special.”

2019 marks the 18th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. In 2018, Volunteer Memphis mobilized more than 300 volunteers to serve meals to more than 480 first responders and clean-up area parks. This year, the goal is to serve over 500 first responders through the support of our community partners, restaurants, caterers, and volunteer groups.

9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance Schedule:

  1. Recognition event with a presentation of plaques at City Hall-Council Chambers at 8:00 a.m.
  2. Meal Stops throughout the City between 11:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
  3. Military Park Clean-ups between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Recognition Event

8:00 a.m.

City Hall – Council Chambers
125 N. Main Street
Meal Stops

11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Appling Farms Station
6850 Appling Farms Parkway
Crump Station
949 E. H. Crump
Old Allen Station
3633 New Allen Road
North Main Station
444 N. Main Street
Tillman Station
340 Tillman
Airways Station
2234 Truitt St
Mt. Moriah Station
2602 Mt. Moriah
Raines Station
791 E. Raines Road
Ridgeway Station
3840 Ridgeway Road
Traffic Office
1925 Union Avenue
MPD Emergency Communication Bureau
79 S. Flicker
MPD Training Academy
4371 O.K. Robertson Road /Academy Rd
Firearms Training Unit
4399 O.K. Robertson Road / Academy Rd
MPD Headquarters
170 North Main Street
City of Memphis Fire – Cluster Stations:
Battalion 1 (Station 1)
211 Jackson Ave
Battalion 2 (Station 4)
1460 N. Second St
Battalion 3 (Station 20)
2034 S. Lauderdale
Battalion 4 (Station 58)
8395 Dexter
Battalion 5 (Station 17)
611 National
Battalion 6 (Station 22)
2960 Lamar
Battalion 7 (Station 21)
550 S. Mendenhall
Battalion 8 (Station 34)
3909 Knight Arnold
Battalion 9 (Station 38)
4715 S. Horn Lake
Battalion 10 (Station 53)
5881 E. Raines
Battalion 11 (Station 47)
3510 Coleman
Fire Training Academy
4340 Academy Dr
Fire Admin/ HQ
65 S. Front St.
Shelby County Sheriff Offices
Sub Station and Training Academy
Military Park Clean-Up Events

3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Vietnam War Memorial Park
Highway 51 at N. Watkins, 4035 Thomas
Overton Park
1914 Poplar Avenue
Medal of Honor Park
3751 Park Lake Drive
U.S. Coast Guard area
2 A.W. Willis Ave
The Spanish American Way Memorial
Central Avenue
Army & Navy Park
S. 2nd Street
Fletcher Creek Park
Dexter Rd., Cordova, TN
Harry C. Pierotti Park
Ramill Rd., Memphis

In-kind donation opportunities:

How can you support:
# Needed
Adopt a Meal Stop location for the entire day (Choose Lunch, Dinner, Snacks, and Beverages)
Adopt a Food Service at one location (Choose Lunch, Dinner, Snacks, and Beverages)
Adopt a Military Park (Snacks and Bottled Water)
Dedicate a team of volunteers to pick-up and deliver food/beverages to a designated First Responder location

In 2009 according to the Corporation for National & Community Service (CNCS), Congress designated September 11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance under bipartisan federal law and charged the CNCS with helping to support this effort across the country. Since September 11, 2001, millions of Americans have come together through volunteer service with a common purpose to honor first responders and those that fell victim to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001and commemorate their bravery and heroism as well as the tragic loss of life.

Thank you to the following participating restaurants and caterers for their contributions to this year’s 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance:

  • Central BBQ
  • EST 1933
  • Hog Wild & Moveable Feast
  • Musical Chef Cuisine & Catering, LLC.
  • Patrick’s Neighborhood Bar and Patio
  • Tops BBQ

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About Volunteer Memphis:

Volunteer Memphis builds capacity for effective volunteering and connecting people with opportunities to serve throughout Memphis and Shelby County. The organization helps individuals, families, corporate teams and community groups strengthen Memphis and the Mid-South through service at more than 300 nonprofit organizations and schools. Our volunteers are at work every day of the year tutoring and mentoring children, helping individuals and families make pathways out of poverty, improving our Memphis and Shelby County environment and more. Volunteer Memphis is an affiliate of the Hands On Network, an association of 250 volunteer service organizations across 16 countries and an action Initiative of Leadership Memphis.

About Leadership Memphis:

Leadership Memphis is a non-profit, community leadership development organization. Its mission is to prepare and mobilize leaders to work together for the good of the whole community. Founded in 1977 as The Memphis Institute of Public Responsibility, the organization has trained and graduated more than 3,000 leaders from its signature programs: Executive, FastTrack, Criminal/Juvenile Justice, and Grassroots. Its Action Initiatives are Volunteer Memphis and Graduate Memphis.


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