South Coast Serves to join in multi-day commemoration of 9/11

 

Update from Sharing the Harvest Community Farm:

Our volunteers picked over 6,000 squash and pulled up over 2 miles of plastic! Thanks to everyone who helped!
 

South Coast Serves is teaming with local AmeriCorps members, The Dartmouth YMCA Sharing the Harvest Community Farm, The Veteran’s Transition House, Dog Tags Navigators MA, and the Community Economic Development Center to create multi-day event joining in extended recognition the National 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance.

 

On September 11th at Fort Taber Military Park (1000 Rodney French Boulevard) in New Bedford, there will be a mural dedication in honor of our veterans, as well as a candlelight vigil and procession to honor both the victims of the 9/11 attacks, as well as the veterans who served in the years since. This event is sponsored by Dog Tag Navigators, a group that offering support and resources for veterans and civilian spouses.

 

The mural, which is to be dedicated at 5pm, was created in a collaboration between veterans and artists, who incorporated the input and vision of the veterans themselves while creating the mural. At 6pm, there will be an inter-faith service followed by a candlelight procession to the pier organized by New Bedford Energy Now.

 

A second mural will be dedicated on September 12th, this time in recognition of those who have served in through community service and volunteerism, commemorating the 20th Anniversary of AmeriCorps and its motto, “Getting Things Done.” This event will be held on the corner of Deane St and Aschunet Blvd in New Bedford from 10-11am.

 

Finally, September 13th is South Shore Serve’s annual Share the Harvest Day of Service. The harvest, held at The Dartmouth YMCA Farm, will take place from 1pm-3:30pm. Creating awareness around the issue of hunger and homelessness among our veterans, all produce will be shared with local families in need. To further recognize the service of American servicemen and women, veteran organizations Dog Tag Navigators and the Veteran’s Transition House will be on hand to answer any questions.

 

The farm is located at 276 Gulf Rd, Dartmouth, MA 02748. They hope to have 500 volunteers lending hands in the harvest, so please join! Transportation will be provided from UMass Dartmouth’s Leduc Center at 12:30pm.