Between September 1st and 11th, Serve to Remember volunteers completed 15 community-enhancing projects. From organizing donated school supplies at the Teacher Warehouse and developing the Wounded Warrior Garden at Fort Campbell U.S. Army installation to completing improvement projects at Centerstone residential facility with the leadership of Lowe’s Home Improvement’s skilled volunteers, Clarksville united through volunteerism.
We are so honored to organize the second annual Serve to Remember event,” said Hands On Clarksville Program Manager Rita Arancibia. “Serve to Remember not only engaged volunteers in meaningful activities, it provided an opportunity for our community to salute its hometown heroes and show appreciation for troops deployed from Fort Campbell.”
“Hands On Nashville is proud of the accomplishments made by Hands On Clarksville and its volunteers,” said Hands On Nashville President and CEO Brian Williams. “We are inspired by Clarksville-Montgomery County residents’ actions, which preserved the memory of 9/11 victims and the heroes who responded to the attacks that changed our country.”
Beginning in 2002, family members who lost loved ones in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and support groups began to seek a forward-looking tribute to honor the sacrifice of those lost and pay tribute to those who rose in service in response to the tragedy. By encouraging Americans to participate in service and remembrance activities on the 9/11 anniversary, family members wanted to provide a productive and respectful way to honor those who perished and rekindle the spirit of unity and compassion that swept our nation after 9/11 to help meet the challenges we face today.
September 11 was designated a national day of service by the 2009 Kennedy Serve America Act. The Corporation for National and Community Service leads the annual event, working with MyGoodDeed and hundreds of nonprofit groups, faith-based organizations, and schools and businesses nationwide, including Hands On Nashville. Last year, HON’s Hands On Clarksville program was awarded a $25,000 September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance grant from The Corporation for National and Community Service, which supports this effort through 2014.
Hands On Clarksville is a program of Hands On Nashville that enables nonprofit organizations, government agencies and others to post their service needs and seek volunteers in Clarksville-Montgomery County. To learn more, visit http://www.handsonclarksville.org/.
Will take place Saturday, May 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cash City, 1987 Madison St. Customer Appreciation Day features free hot dogs, drinks, face painting, and drawings.
Miss and Teen Tennessee Latina Pageant 2013
Will take place Saturday, May 18 at 4 p.m. at the Customs House Museum. International recording artist Yelina will perform and serve as a judge. Contestants will represent Spain, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Peru and Guyana South America. For more information, contact Mildred Veron, Director of the Miss and Teen Tennessee Latina Pageant, at 931-249-5792.