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Utahns donate time in support of 9/11 National Day of Service

Sep 11, 2023, 10:00 PM

Volunteers from the community gathered on Saturday in West Jordan to collect trash and debris along...

Volunteers from the community gathered on Saturday in West Jordan to collect trash and debris along the Jordan River Parkway as part of the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance. Photo credit: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

SALT LAKE CITY — Thousands of Utahns came together with several organizations in support of the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance over the weekend.

In Utah, more than 60,000 individuals donated their time to 300 service projects and clean-ups. Nationally, roughly 30 million people from across the country volunteered their time in assisting their neighbors and others in need.

“We are deeply grateful to the tens of thousands of volunteers who participated in the 9/11 Day of Service,” said Elder Kevin W. Pearson, a General Authority Seventy and president of the Utah Area in a news release. “Your collective efforts to beautify our neighborhoods are awe-inspiring.”

9/11 National Day of Service included a variety of acts

Service projects were performed for a variety of people, including refugees, children, the homeless and those experiencing food insecurity. Along with this, volunteers took part in projects for cities, counties and schools.

In West Jordan, more than 400 community members gathered to clean up trash and debris from the Jordan River Parkway.

In Centerville, individuals gathered to make quilts for teen centers and refugee centers in the northern part of the state. Additionally, volunteers took part in assembling hygiene kits through the Granite Education Foundation in South Jordan.

“Selfless and compassionate service can unite people from all walks of life and bring light, hope and happiness to those burdened by fear, sickness, hardship and sadness,” Elder Pearson said in the news release. “Thank you for making a difference.” 

Bonneville International Corporation, the company that owns KSL NewsRadio, is a subsidiary of Deseret Management Corporation, which is owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

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