HOUSTON (September 1, 2023) – In honor of the upcoming 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, Volunteer Houston is proud to collaborate with local organizations and individuals, rallying the community to participate in a day of impactful service. As the local Points of Light affiliate, Volunteer Houston is spearheading an initiative to bring together Houstonians in a unified effort to make a difference in the lives of those in need.

On September 11th, the community will unite to channel the spirit of unity and compassion that emerged after the tragic events of 9/11. This year, Volunteer Houston is partnering with 9/11 Day, an organization dedicated to transforming the anniversary of September 11th into a day of service, unity, and remembrance.

Across 18 cities, including Houston, volunteers will converge to pack meals for those in need, demonstrating their commitment to giving back. In Houston alone, over 10,000 volunteers are expected to participate, collectively packing and distributing more than 5 million meals through a partnership with the Houston Food Bank. These efforts will ensure that individuals and families facing hunger receive the support they need during challenging times.

Volunteer Houston is seeking to bolster the 9/11 Day team by recruiting a dedicated force of at least 100 volunteers to serve in diverse event support roles. These roles span six distinct functions, each integral to the seamless execution of this project and can be found here https://www.volunteerhou.org/need/detail/?need_id=842707. Additionally, we invite the community to get involved by exploring the array of volunteer needs associated with this event. The complete list of roles and opportunities can be found at www.volunteerhou.org/911day.

“We believe in the power of collective action to create positive change,” said Brooke Campbell, Director of Volunteer Houston. “Our platform serves as a hub for individuals and groups looking to make a real impact in their community. We’re excited to partner with 9/11 Day and bring Houstonians together to honor the legacy of 9/11 through meaningful service.”

Volunteer Houston’s online portal, www.volunteerhou.org/911day, stands as a central hub for the 9/11 Day of Service volunteer opportunities across the city. This user-friendly platform allows volunteers to explore and sign up for projects that align with their passions and availability.

To amplify the message of hope and service, we encourage participants to share their experiences on social media using the hashtags #911day and #volunteerhouston. Moreover, individuals contributing at least one hour of service during the 9/11 Day of Service and recording their efforts on the Volunteer Houston portal will earn a “9/11 Day of Service Volunteer 2023” digital badge, symbolizing their dedication to making a positive impact.

As we approach this significant day of unity and service, Volunteer Houston remains dedicated to creating a platform that empowers individuals, organizations, and corporations to come together to better their community. For more information about how you can get involved, visit www.volunteerhou.org/911day or reach out to Volunteer Houston at info@volunteerhouston.org.


A United Way partner, Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (Interfaith Ministries) brings people of diverse faith traditions together for dialogue, collaboration, and service, as a demonstration of our shared beliefs. Interfaith Ministries provides four main services: Meals on Wheels for Greater Houston and Galveston County which delivers more than 1.7 million meals each year to homebound seniors and people with disabilities across five counties; Refugee Services which, in conjunction with the U.S. State Department, resettles thousands of refugees in Houston; Interfaith Relations and Community Partnerships, which provides community services fostering understanding, respect and engagement among Houstonians of all faiths; the Vic Samuels Center for Volunteerism and Civic Service, which establishes a positive and lasting impact on the Greater Houston community through organized service and leadership through Volunteer Houston and SERVE HOUSTON. For more information, visit https://www.imgh.org/.


The Vic Samuels Center for Volunteerism & Civic Service’s mission is to establish a resource for all Houstonians ready to make a continuing and lasting impact on the community through organized service and leadership. The Center includes Volunteer Houston, which actively connects volunteers with nonprofits in need, increasing impact and benefiting the community at large, and SERVE HOUSTON, a diverse AmeriCorps program of natural leaders, working to strengthen the health and well-being of underserved communities. For more information, visit https://www.imgh.org/the-vic-samuels-center-for-volunteerism-and-civic-service/.