9/11 Day of Service
September 11th is a National Day of Service and Remembrance. Americans are called to volunteer in their local communities as a tribute to the first responders and individuals lost and injured during the attacks. Learn more about the 9/11 Day of Service, and click here for a list of resources and ideas for community projects.
In 2022, Engage Arkansas partnered with the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs, the Veterans Services Office, the American Red Cross, Arkansas Engaged Cities of Service, the Collegiate Service Network, and the 9/11 DAY Flag of Honor Across America Memorials to host events across the state.
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Sound the Alarm Campagin
In 2022 we brought together our Engaged Cities of Service and the Collegiate Service Leadership Council to implement the American Red Cross 'Sound the Alarm' campaign. Volunteers and AmeriCorps members in ten Arkansas communities canvased neighborhoods using heat maps to identify homes that needed FREE updated smoke alarms. They notified neighbors of the initiative with a focus on seniors, veterans, first-responder, and at-risk community members.
Following the canvasing events, volunteers, AmeriCorps members, and local fire department staff worked together to install the smoke alarms and provide educational materials. The smoke alarms were logged into the American Red Cross database and will be tracked for the next ten years. Participating communities included Alma, Conway, Fayetteville, Greenwood, Siloam Springs, Jasper, Jonesboro, Maumelle, Magnolia, and Monticello.
If you're interested in receiving a free updated smoke alarm anywhere in the state of Arkansas, fill in the form below and someone from the American Red Cross will follow up to arrange an appointment. This offer is not limited to the ten communities that participated in the 9/11 Day of Service. The American Red Cross is committed to making all Arkansas homes fire resistant and safe.
Flag of Honor Across America Memorials
Arkansans had the opportunity to participate in 9/11 events through the 9/11 Flag of Honor Across America Memorials held at participating county courthouses across the state. In 2021, more than 10,000 youth and adults from over 100 United States communities gathered to ensure we, as a nation, Never Forget that pivotal event in history.
Each Flag of Honor contains the names of all those that perished in the World Trade Towers, the Pentagon, United flights 175 and 93, and American flights 11 and 77. During the flag ceremony, community members read the names of 50 Americans who perished that day.