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Community Blood Center of the Ozarks 

Community Blood Center of the Ozarks will be conducting blood drives at the following locations on the following dates:

Henry County:

United Methodist Church, Birdie McClung, 660.647.3547 (h)
216 S Main, Windsor MO, 65360 (blood drive in Fellowship Hall)

03/27/14 - 1:00 – 6:00 p.m

Hickory County:

Hermitage High School, (417)745-6417, 302 E Polk St  Hermitage, MO  65668 

03/12/14  10:00 AM- 4 PM


El Dorado Springs High School, 901 S Grand St El Dorado Springs, MO  64744 --High School Gym

03/19/2014  9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Church of Christ, 302 E Hospital Rd  El Dorado Springs, MO  64744-- Fellowship Hall

03/27/2014  1:30 PM - 6:00 PM

VFW Hall #5525, 808 W Hwy 32  Stockton, MO  65785-- VFW Building

04/02/2014  2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance

The September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance is the culmination of an effort originally launched in 2002 by 9/11 family members and support groups who worked to establish the charitable service day as a forward-looking way to honor the sacrifice of those who were lost and those whounited in response to the tragedy.

In 2009, Congress designated September 11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) with supporting this effort across the country.

This year, on the days leading up to and including September 11, 2013, Americans of all ages and backgrounds will participate in activities to pay tribute to 9/11 victims and heroes and honor their memory by joining together in service projects to meet community needs. 

What is the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance?

Starting in 2002, 9/11 family members and support groups wanted to provide a productive and respectful way to honor the memory of those who were lost while also rekindling the spirit of unity and compassion that swept our nation after 9/11.  As a result of their efforts, the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance was established into law by the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act in 2009.

Why Serve on the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance?

Following the September 11th terrorist attacks, Americans united in a remarkable spirit of patriotism and compassion. Given the tragedy and heroism associated with 9/11, family members believe the best way to mark the anniversary is to remember the innocent lives lost and to join with others in service efforts that meet local needs and reclaim the spirit of unity that followed 9/11.  Engaging in service on and around 9/11 is an appropriate and respectful way to remember the lives of those lost, pay tribute to those who rose in service, and honor those who continue to serve our country today. 

What Types of Service are Encouraged?

All-types of service are encouraged, particularly those initiatives that connect participants to ongoing opportunities to serve throughout the year, that have a lasting impact, or that build the capacity of organizations to meet community needs.  Service on 9/11 can meet a range of community needs including disaster services, economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, health, and supporting veterans and military families. Successful projects typically provide participants the opportunity to both serve and reflect on the events of 2001.

For 2013, CNCS is encouraging organizations to carry out projects which provide support for active duty service members, their families, and the veteran community.  Since 2001, more than two million U.S. troops have been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan.  With the end of the Iraq war and the draw down in Afghanistan, more than one million service members are projected to leave the military between 2011 and 2016.  Service projects that support veterans and military families or that tap the skills and leadership abilities of veterans are especially encouraged.  Also encouraged are projects that help communities become better prepared for disaster and emergency situations. 

Who Can Participate?

People of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities are encouraged to serve, and to make the day the beginning of an ongoing commitment to a cause that is meaningful to them and addresses a need in their communities.

How Can I Continue to Serve After the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance?

Continue your service by connecting your 9/11 Day activities to service work being done in your community year round.  Take the opportunity to find out more about the needs of your community and the organizations and individuals who are working to address them, and then find a way to plug in.  As part of the United We Serve Initiative, President Obama has called upon all Americans to make service apart of their daily lives.  Where and how you serve is up to you.  The important thing is to get involved.