OneOC Honors 16th Anniversary of 9/11 by Uniting Hundreds of Volunteers for Service Projects Throughout Orange County
SANTA ANA, California – More than sixteen years have passed since the attacks of September 11, 2001 and during these politically charged times, unity among our nation and communities is more important than ever. Since 2011, OneOC, a Santa Ana-based nonprofit, has been at the forefront of the county-wide collaborative to bring community members together to honor the lives impacted by the 9/11 events with volunteer projects focused on “remembrance through service.”
Now in its 15th year hosted by OneOC, this commemoration is one of the organization’s four “Days of Service.” Throughout the month of September, OneOC will sponsor over 25 signature projects throughout Orange County that engage volunteers of all ages, as well as support our troops, veterans, and disaster preparedness, benefiting all of our American heroes. Over 10,000 Orange County volunteers have participated in this national initiative in collaboration with OneOC. Companies of all sizes, community groups, and participants of all ages are invited to explore opportunities to get involved.
“The horrors of September 11, 2001 united Americans in a solemn commitment to honor and never forget those who died and made sacrifices for our country,” said OneOC President and CEO Daniel J. McQuaid. “By mobilizing local companies, organizations and individual volunteers to work shoulder-to-shoulder to help others, we stay forever united and proud of what we can accomplish together.”
“Just as our nation came together in the aftermath of 9/11, OneOC brings together our community to continue the unity and support displayed on 9/11,” said Sam Attisha, senior vice president and California region manager of Cox Communications. “Cox and its employees are proud to be part of this important national effort that makes a local impact.”
Days of Service sponsors include a host of prominent, community-minded companies in Orange County, including Antis Roofing; Bank of America; Beckman Coulter; Behr; the Charles and Mildred Schnurmacher Foundation, Inc.; Cox Communications; DPR Construction; HUB International; Ingram Micro; Grainger; Mazda; Modern Gourmet; Niagara Bottling; Pacific Life Foundation; PIMCO Foundation; Shell Corporation; Taco Bell; Western Digital among others. Along with monetary support, the companies also send their employees to volunteer at projects on Days of Service.
For more information and to volunteer, visit https://www.oneoc.org/volunteers/days-of-service/911-day-of-service-remembrance or contact Ursula Walsh at 714-953-5757 x 215.
OneOC, formerly Volunteer Center Orange County, is a nonprofit 501c3 organization committed to accelerating nonprofit success through volunteer, training, consulting and business services. Serving Orange County, California, OneOC provides support and solutions to more than 750 nonprofit organizations and community initiatives each year. In 2015, OneOC launched its Center for Business and Community Partnerships, a one-stop shop that provide smart, easy and impactful giving and volunteering services to companies. OneOC is affiliated with Points of Lights Institute and HandsOn Network, enabling participation in national community service initiatives and connection to a larger movement of change. For more information, visit www.OneOC.org.