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Day Of Service Planned In LA To Honor 9/11 Victims

Volunteers in orange vests load up vans with boxed of food.
L.A. Works has planned a day of service at the L.A. Convention Center to honor those killed in the September 11 terrorist attacks.
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Angelenos will honor those who died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks with a day of service at the L.A. Convention Center.

More than 1,000 volunteers from L.A. Works will pack 200,000 boxes of non-perishable food for distribution by the L.A. Regional Food Bank.

Samantha Wheeler, a spokesperson for L.A. Works, said volunteering can help people focus on something positive during an anniversary that's important — but also hard — to remember.

"We're trying to turn this day that's been so tragic into a day of doing good," said Wheeler.

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She said this is also an opportunity to address significant problems of food insecurity in L.A.

"Food insecurity has become a major, major issue — especially with the rise of COVID-19," Wheel said. "It's just become really important for us to invest as much volunteer power as we can towards combatting that issue."

Those interested in volunteering for the 9/11 Day of Service — or at any other time — can search for L.A. Works on Volunteer Match. You can also visit laworks.com/911.

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