#DOGOODFROMHOME CHALLENGE 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance
9/11 has been designated as a National Day of Service & Remembrance. It is important to honor this moment in our nation’s history by serving in our community. This helps transform 9/11 into a day of unity, empathy, and service as an enduring and positive tribute to those lost and injured on 9/11, and the many who rose in service in response to the attacks, including first responders, recovery workers, volunteers and members of our military. This year, the SLCE-Maroon Volunteer Center will host a #DOGOODFROMHOME Challenge, inspired by Youth Service America: https://leadasap.ysa.org/dogoodfromhome
During this challenge, we are encouraging everyone to have moments of reflection and “do something good” to honor those lost and those who rose in service and inspire others to take action. Use the #DOGOODFROMHOME and #serviceatstate hashtags to be featured on our Instagram and FB stories if you choose to do this remotely!
How to get started:
1. Think about a cause, organization, or person you want to help or a kind service act you could do to help.
2. Take a photo or video that shows you making a difference virtually, remotely, or in person!
3. Post the photo/video to your social media using the #DoGoodFromHome and inspire others to take action.
4. Tag friends and ask them to join the Challenge!
5. Share the #DoGoodFromHome hashtag to unlock donations from Hasbro to benefit children of COVID-19 essential workers.
Your content must be reflective of the call to action. You must include the hashtag #DoGoodFromHome to unlock the Hasbro donation. Use the #DOGOODFROMHOME and #serviceatstate hashtags to be featured on our Instagram and FB stories!
Show your Support by Donating
Identify military families in your community and investigate their needs. Find a way to show your support for their service. You can view some family’s needs at https://www.operationhomefront.org/need/list
Research stories, articles, videos, etc. that explain and express first responders’ experiences serving our country during 9/11 and serving in general. Be critical in your reflections and think about what it means to you and how it affects your life today. For example, listen to this Tedx Talk message from Heather “Lucky” Penney
Most widely recognized for her service on September 11, Heather “Lucky” Penney is a renowned speaker on topics ranging from personal courage; decision-making under stress; leadership; organizational transformation; inclusivity; high performance teams; national defense issues; and aviation. Heather was part of the first wave of women who went directly into fighters from pilot training.
Find out about homelessness in your community by contacting local homeless shelters and organizations. Work with organizations, such as Habitat for Humanity, to build a home for a local family.
https://givepul.se/c1cyin OR work with Starkville Strong to donate food at the Dunkington location 109 South Lafayette Starkville, MS 39759
Declare what YOU WILL do to Improve our Community
Come to the SLCE-MVC 4th Floor Classroom in Moseley Hall between the hours of 10 am-12 pm to be apart of a video reel to be released on 9/11 day to declare what you will do to improve the community. Your statement will begin with, “I Will…” and follow up by naming the actions you will take to alleviate needs that exist in our community or enhance assets that are present.
Use the #DOGOODFROMHOME and #serviceatstate hashtags to be featured on our Instagram and FB stories if you choose to do this remotely!
Commemorate, Honor, and Serve
The Office of Student Leadership and Community Engagement is partnering with The City of Starkville and The Center for America’s Veterans to engage in a ceremony to commemorate the day and to honor the lives that were lost during 9/11 in the Fire Station Park located at Fire Dept, 503 E Lampkin St, Starkville, MS 39759 beginning at 10 am With the help of local community leaders, this memorial is designed so that people can be reminded of the lessons of the day all year round. After the ceremony, volunteers will be asked to serve for 2 hours at Fire Station One. RSVP here to volunteer!