SF Rec and Parks to Observe National Day of Service in Honor of 9/11

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 SF Rec and Parks to Observe National Day of Service in Honor of 9/11 

SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) will be observing the National Day of Service in partnership with city agencies and Hands On Bay Area.  RPD General Manager Phil Ginsburg will join Mayor Lee and others on Sunday, September 11th, 2011at War Memorial Building to remember and honor those who served and sacrificed for our nation on 9/11.

“In honor and remembrance of September 11, 2001 we are eager to participate in Sunday’s National Day of Service.  We can think of no more appropriate tribute than revitalizing our neighborhoods through volunteer work in our parks.” said, Phil Ginsburg, RPD General Manager.  “For all Americans, parks are sacred spaces where we are free to enjoy solitude, beauty, and community.”

According to the Corporation for National & Community service, this year, more than 1 million Americans are expected to serve in their communities in honor of 9/11. Service projects will range from food drives and home repairs to neighborhood cleanups and disaster preparation activities.  As a participant, RPD will be rallying more than 200 volunteers to clean up neighborhood parks.

Starting from 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, RPD volunteers will meet at Kezar office and head to Margaret Hayward Park.  Then they will review projects, deliver tools and go to commemorative site together.  At 9:00 a.m., the RPD volunteers will also join rest of the City at Veteran’s War Memorial for breakfast and program.

Then the RPD volunteers will break down into three groups and head to three parks, Patricia’s Green, Margaret Hayward Park, and Jefferson Park.  They will be doing site cleaning, pathway edging, hedge trimming, weeding, mulching and more at these neighborhood parks.

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