UCA plans activities to commemorate 9/11

The University of Central Arkansas will host volunteer and emergency preparation activities in honor of National Day of Service and Remembrance on Wednesday, Sept. 11.

National Day of Service and Remembrance, or Patriot Day, is the day Americans across the country are called to volunteer in their local communities in tribute to the individuals lost and injured in the 9/11 attacks, first responders and the many who have risen in service to defend freedom.

UCA’s Bear Boots on the Ground and AmeriCorps members are organizing the service-day activities, which are open to volunteers and participants from the community. Participants can sign up by visiting uca.edu/go/servicedays.

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the lawn of Old Main at UCA, campus visitors will be shown how to create an at-home emergency kit based on recommendations from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Attendees will start the kit during the presentation and take it home to complete. The rain location for this activity will be in Old Main, room 215.

Volunteers will also visit Cadron Settlement Park near Conway on the morning of 9/11 to assist with clean-up efforts in response to the summer’s historic Arkansas River flooding.

“We are really honored to be able to participate in this national day of service, which will allow our students and community members to make a positive difference in memory of so many others who have done the same,” said Lesley Graybeal, director of Service-Learning at UCA.

For more information about volunteering or attending, visit uca.edu/go/servicedays.

For more information about the National Day of Service and Remembrance, visit nationalservice.gov/serve/september-11th-national-day-service-and-remembrance.