9/11 Day of Service: Volunteer Tribute

From the Corporation of National and Community Service, September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance is the culmination of efforts, originally launched in 2002 that promotes community service on 9/11 as an annual and forward-looking tribute to the 9/11 victims, survivors, and those who rose up in service in response to the attacks.”

While we will never forget the sacrifices that so many brave men and women made on September 11, 2001, we are proud to support the National Day of Service as a way to memorialize the past by servicing those in need today. We think it’s especially important to pay tribute to the hundreds of volunteers, both individual and groups, that are an integral part of what we do here at South County Outreach.

From our front office volunteers, who are generally the first faces that our clients see when they come to us for services, to our Food Pantry volunteers, who personally walk through each client in our Client’s Choice shopping model, and the many in between, our volunteers are dedicated to the work they do for us and for their community. We are so grateful and proud to have them on our team to #EndHunger and #HouseHope in Orange County!

To honor this Day of Service, we’re shouting out amazing volunteer groups who have helped us in the fight against hunger and homelessness.

USI Insurance came to the pantry twice to volunteer. They helped us rotate food from our storage unit to make sure we have everything we need to pack grocery bags for clients. 

First-time group Salesforce was a huge help with sorting through food donations. They have employees at many different offices across Southern California, and their employees from different offices and departments came together to give back.

Girl Scout Troupe 3213 was looking for a project that benefited children’s literacy and helped homelessness. Their troupe donated 6 large boxes of books for kids at South County Outreach. The girls helped fill the bookshelf in our front lobby, so that every child who visits can take home their own book.

New group Emerald Expositions helped clean and stack our pantry shelves so that the pantry is safe and easy to walk through. They also made packages of nonperishable snacks for our homeless clients. 

One of our regular volunteer groups, John Stokes, helped us with a special project. They moved more than 10 barrels of cereal over from our storage unit in addition to 15 boxes of canned food, to help us make sure our warehouse is fully stocked. We can’t thank them enough!

A team of interns from Macy’s joined us for the first time and helped us tackle our big postal food bins. They were extremely organized and finished more than an entire pallet of boxes. 

There are SO many other incredible groups, clubs, businesses, and individuals who deserve recognition! Should we start showcasing our volunteers on this blog more often?

Let us know in the comments!

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