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Kansas Volunteer Commission awards $5,000 in funding for 9/11 National Day of Service

Posted: Aug 14, 2018
Author: Ann Bush

The Kansas Volunteer Commission (KVC) has awarded 11 organizations a total of nearly $5,000 in funding to support Sept. 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance.

The following organizations, which will host volunteer projects and service activities honoring those who died and those who served on 9/11, received funding:

  • Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence, $500
  • Butler County Department on Aging, $483
  • Carbondale Lions Club, $250
  • Children First, $500
  • Flint Hills Volunteer Center, $500
  • Rosedale Development Association, $500
  • The Oz Museum Columbian Theater Foundation, $500
  • Plainville USD 270, $500
  • Rossville Junior/Senior High School Student Council, Rossville USD 321, $500
  • Attica Public Schools USD 511, $500
  • Youth Horizons, $250

The Sept. 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance 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 after the attacks.

In 2009, Congress designated Sept. 11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance 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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The mission of the Kansas Volunteer Commission (KVC) is to empower all Kansans to meet community needs through service. The Commission's primary role is to provide resources and leadership to support local initiatives that tackle community needs. As the state service commission, the KVC directs effective national service programs, provides volunteer management training opportunities and supports the work of Mentor Kansas. For more information, visit www.kanserve.org.

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is the federal agency for volunteering, service, and civic engagement. The agency engages millions of Americans in citizen service through its AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs and leads the nation's volunteering and service efforts. For more information, visit www.nationalservice.gov.

 

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