To the editor:
In 2009, Congress designated Sept. 11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance, and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service with helping to support this effort across the country. The Sept. 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance established the inspiring tradition of Americans engaging in charitable service on 9/11 as an annual and forward-looking tribute to the victims, survivors and those who rose up in service in response to the attacks.
The North Country Regional Volunteer Center, operated by the United Way of the Adirondack Region Inc., held a food drive in conjunction with Adirondack Community Action Program, Adirondack Daily Enterprise, Catholic Charities of Franklin County and Joint Council for Economic Opportunity.
The food drive was a success! We doubled the amount from last year, with 570 food items and $350 being donated by concerned residents through workplace collections and individual givers. A colossal "THANK YOU" goes out to all the citizens that contributed to the success of the 9/11 food drive by either donating or volunteering their time to collect the much-needed food items. The generous outpouring of support is what makes our region a COMMUNITY! A special thank-you goes out to Shirley Hosler who volunteered for four days, sitting outside the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, collecting more than 150 food items and more than $350 in money that was donated to the Saranac Lake food pantry.
Director of development
United Way of the Adirondack Region Inc.