Posted: Sep 10, 2011 – 12:00 PM EST
WASHINGTON, D.C., Sep. 10 /CSRwire/ - In honor of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the U.S. business community will participate in more than 911 service projects around the country in an effort to help build the largest campaign of community service in American history: the September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance ("9/11 Day").
"As the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks is upon us, we are reminded how people across the nation and around the world can come together for good. The business community, including tens of thousands of employees, has joined this tribute through corporate volunteerism projects around the nation," said Emily Drew, leader researcher for U.S. Chamber Business Civic Leadership Center.
The U.S. Chamber BCLC is mapping the business community's service projects that have been planned in tribute to the anniversary. The 9/11 Day of Service Business Map illustrates in an interactive, online platform what hundreds of businesses and chambers of commerce are doing around the country.
The Motorola Mobility Foundation has built and donated an app to support businesses that want to get involved in service projects and to allow easy browsing of the acts of service. To search the map or add business projects from your phone, download the app on the Android Market.
Examples of 9/11 business service projects include:
"Together, we in the United States are on the brink of the largest campaign of community service in American history and on behalf of the business community, the Chamber BCLC is proud to be a part of this historic tribute," concluded Drew.
As a 501(c)3 educational organization, BCLC serves as a voice and resource for the business community's social and philanthropic interests. BCLC is an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and works to strengthen collaboration among companies, chambers, NGOs, and governmental agenices. The U.S. Chamber is the world's largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.
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For more from this organization:U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center