Sumter Senior Services-RSVP volunteers from Sumter commemorated the 9/11 attacks by joining in patriotic acts of volunteer service as part of the National 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance, commonly referred to as 9/11 Day.
9/11 Day is an opportunity to reinvigorate the unity that swept the nation in the aftermath of 9/11, while paying tribute through acts of service to those who lost on 9/11, 2001, heroic first responders and countless others who serve to defend the freedom of the nation at home and around the world.
On the morning of September 8, instead of carrying out their normal volunteer activities, a select few got together to help deliver donuts and coffee to our first responders. Thanks to generous donations from Murray’s Donuts on Bultman Drive and Dunkin Donuts on Broad Street, RSVP volunteers were able to show a little gratitude to the Sumter Police and Fire Department. Deliveries were made to Sumter Police and Fire Headquarters and Thomas Sumter, Alice Drive, Stadium Road and Manning Road stations.
RSVP volunteers make a difference by investing a few hours a week in a nonprofit or local organization in need of help. Volunteer opportunities include delivering meals, sorting non-perishable food donations, mentoring youth, administrative tasks and more. If you are 55 or older, a Sumter County resident and would like more information, contact Rebecca Sears at (803) 773-5508 or [email protected]