The 9/11 Day of Service is a community-wide day of service coordinated by Activate Good, in partnership with the Downtown Raleigh Alliance and the City of Raleigh. On Friday, September 11, local businesses, groups, and individuals unite to honor those lost on 9/11 with volunteerism and acts of kindness around Raleigh and the Triangle.
In order to get involved with the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, 14 students in GTI’s Cultural Exchange Network (CENet) signed up to serve our local community in fighting hunger by growing gardens. This is the mission of the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, an innovative hunger-relief organization serving seven counties in and around the Triangle focusing on growing, feeding and teaching local populations at risk for hunger or malnutrition.
Assisting with various tasks around the community garden, including weeding, mulching and cleaning, our volunteers from China, Italy, Brazil, the USA and France worked alongside volunteers from Red Hat. All together we contributed to the Camden Street Learning Garden in Downtown Raleigh. At this garden location, local children learn the richness of homegrown vegetables by leasing their own plot of garden and attending classes to see how their produce can be used most efficiently and economically.
Other CENet service projects this semester include: Shack-A-Thon, Miracle League of the Triangle, Habitat for Humanity, Yam Jam and Dragon Boat festival.