Millions of Americans observe the anniversary of Sept. 11 by giving their time and energy to non-profit organizations. Carol Rountree says many cities around the country have organized volunteer events to coincide with the anniversary of Sept. 11. She says Cincinnati hasn’t, until now.
Rountree is the chief volunteer officer for Cincinnati Cares, which helps non-profit agencies and organizations find workers.
Rountree says they have found 30 projects from more than two dozen area non-profits that need people. “When I was discussing this with volunteer manager leaders within the city, we all felt very strongly that not only should we honor the actual day of 9/11, we should also include a weekend day where families could volunteer together or people who do not have the luxury to take time off work could be able to volunteer as well,” she says.