It’s hard to believe that the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks are upon us. I feel extremely fortunate that I don’t personally know anyone affected by the tragedy.

Did you know that 9/11 is a national day of service? I encourage everyone to take part! …If not that day, sometime in September. You can find opportunities here.

I’ll be participating in the MSPCA Walk for Animals that day. Some of the money raised will be given to a 9/11 charity.

There’s another great volunteer opportunity in September: National Public Lands Day. Find an event near you here.

And while we’re on the topic of volunteering, I was sent the link to this website today and found it interesting. It shows all kinds of statistics about volunteering in America. I was shocked that my home state of New York has the lowest percentage rate of volunteers in the entire country! Come on, New York. BUT, I was psyched to see that my homeTOWN of Rochester has the fifth highest percentage of volunteers out of 51 large cities. Boston came in 25th…