DOROT's September 11th National Day of Service & Remembrance Package Delivery was highlighted in a recent Jewish News Syndicate article featuring Jewish groups across New York City commemorating the 20th anniversary of 9/11.
“On 9/11, I think a lot of people want to do something meaningful, whether it’s help clean up a garden or help in a school. This is the thing I like to do,” shared long-term DOROT volunteer Lori Klamner.
Over 500 volunteers took part in the Package Delivery on September 12 and 13 in Manhattan and Westchester, and more than 1,000 volunteers across the country participated in DOROT's Day of Service programs overall.
“The messaging around this program for us is coming together as a community to recognize an important event in our nation’s history—to reflect together and serve together,” said Laura Colin Klein, DOROT's Director of Volunteer Services. “I hope people feel more connected to their community so that they’re part of something bigger,” she added, “that both the older adults and the volunteers feel like they have a really good experience from being involved and doing something for someone else.”