TOPEKA – The Kansas Volunteer Commission (KVC) has awarded five organizations a total of $3,114 in funding to support the Sept. 11 National Day of Service.
The following Kansas organizations, which will host volunteer projects and service activities honoring those who died and those who served on 9/11, received funding:
• Baker Serves – Baker University, $685
• Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence, $750
• Butler County Department on Aging, $380
• Friends of JCDS Inc., $549
• RSVP Four County, $750
The Sept. 11 National Day of Service is the culmination of an effort originally launched in 2002 by 9/11 family members and support groups who worked to establish the charitable service day honoring 9/11 victims, survivors and others who rose up in service response to the attacks.
In 2009, Congress designated Sept. 11 as a National Day of Service and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) with supporting this effort across the country. With funding from the CNCS, the KVC is working with organizations across Kansas to engage volunteers in tribute projects.
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