Roxbury: Day of Service Honoring 9/11 Heroes
Roxbury Remembers - Roxbury Serves: Since 2010, residents of Roxbury Township have come together to honor the heroes of September 11, 2001 by giving back to their community.
We recall the selfless acts of police, firefighters, EMTs, and countless volunteers who offered themselves to care for their fellow citizens. We follow their example and remember those we lost by connecting with our neighbors to make our community a better place.
This annual community-wide event is a partnership between the Township of Roxbury, the Roxbury Clergy Council, and local businesses and organizations who participate in and sponsor the event.
Schedule for the Day:
8:00 am Registration and check-in: (Please arrive early to receive your service assignment)
9:00 am Depart for work locations
Last year, most work locations were completed by about 1:00 pm.
Roxbury’s September 11 Day of Service is a joint effort between the township, local faith communities, and other community organizations. It is meant to honor those who died on September 11, 2001 by giving back to our community.
Who Can Participate?
We encourage families to participate together with their children ages 5 and up. Youth not yet able to drive must be accompanied by an adult. Individuals are responsible for their own transportation to the locations where we'll be working.
Your faith community, Boy or Girl Scout troop, club, or other organization is welcome to get involved. Please let us know that you will be participating as a group on your registration form.
How Can I Help?
You may register today by filling out the form found in this flyer and you'll be able to say how you'd like to help:
- Cleaning up parks
- Helping a senior or disabled neighbor with yard work & simple home repair
- Assisting with a food drive
- Helping people register / check-in on the day of the event
Maybe you have a project you'd like to suggest? Include it with your registration.
Other Ways to Help:
If you'd like to assist before or during the event in other ways – photography, videography, publicity, donations - please contact us.
Do you know someone who needs help?
If you have a senior or disabled neighbor that could use assistance, please contact us. Just be sure to speak with them first to make sure they would welcome the help.
What you will need:
- A bagged lunch
- Hand tools (pruners, rakes, shovels, hedge clippers, etc.)
Please mark all hand tools with your name or initials.
DON’T FORGET a donation of canned goods for the Roxbury Township Social services food pantry.
Where is it?
Registration & check-in is at the Roxbury Public Works Building, located at 96 North Dell Avenue, Kenvil NJ 07847 (behind the recycling center).
For more information, please reach out to us:
Linda Diffley, Co-Chair
Succasunna United Methodist Church
91 Main Street
Succasunna NJ 07876
Coordination for the Day of Service is provided through the Roxbury Clergy Council Day of Service team, working with the Roxbury Township Manager, Roxbury Parks and Recreation, and Roxbury Public Works.