The Healing Field
CONTACT: Marco Diaz,W: (801) 984-2034, C: (801) 641-8956, firstname.lastname@example.org
It is hard to believe that we will commemorate ten year since that terrible day. September 11th, 2001 will be a day we will always remember! For the past 10 years, the Healing Field has been a commemoration to help us remember those who died that day.
The Healing Field in Sandy was the first and this year will be the largest Healing Field across the country. We will have approx. 3,200 American flags in display to remember the victims and fallen soldiers, over 1,500 motorcycles, displays of Firefighter and Military vehicles and this year we will be unveiling a 9Ft tall statue that depicts the three firemen who raised the American flag at Ground Zero (the one shown on the picture of this event).
WE NEED YOUR HELP: We need 300+ volunteers. If you can help us or if you know of scouts troops, groups or service organizations that could help please let me know. I also need 4-5 volunteer captains to help me with coordinating the volunteer effort.
We will need volunteers to:
• Set up and take down of the Flags
• Parking Attendants
• Help blow up the3,000+ balloons
• Help assemble over 1,000+ lunches
The events of that week:
*Sept 8-13: Display 3,200 American Flags http://www.healingfield.org/sandy-ut-2011/
*Sept 10: Fire Ride (Over 1,000 Motorcycles) http://www.utahrideplanner.com/events/index.php?com=detail&eID=164
Release of 3,000+ Balloons
Main Program: The Governor & Other Elected Officials, Messages, Music and unveiling of the Statue
*Sept 11: Reading of the Names / Candle Light Vigil
Here is the information from our FB event page
CONTACT: Marnie Timmerman, 801-284-4456
She has two projects: 1- a fleece tying day where volunteers would join the seniors and vets in tying blankets; 2- a call out for materials (material, batting, thread) to continue making blankets.
Habitat for Humanity
CONTACT: Rachel Wyatt, email@example.com, 801-344-8427 X 105 or 801 368 2250Volunteer Coordinator
The project will be held on Saturday, September 10 from 8am to 4pm with two shifts: 8am noon, and 1pm 4pm. This project can accommodate up to 15 volunteers per shift, with the minimum age of volunteers set at 16. Volunteers will be building on a home in Utah County, most likely in Orem. (However, due to weather, inspections, and differing volunteer skill level, it is unlikely that the activity and location will be determined prior to September 1.) Volunteers do not need any construction experience. Water, a snack, all tools, and supervision are provided. Volunteers are required to wear long pants and closed toed shoes, and will need to sign a waiver. It is recommended that volunteers bring sunscreen, a refillable water bottle, and work gloves. A special invite to First Responders from the community to participate this day. However, this is not required. Lunch will be provided for all volunteers between noon and 1pm.
Letters to Soldiers
CONTACT: Denise DeZynck – 801-808-4424
Thank you in advance to those able to help in the 5th year of sending deployed Military of Utah their specially made Utah Care Packages and thanking them and their families for their great sacrifices. This year Letters to Soldiers is committed to shipping care packages to 500 Utah National Guard soldiers of the 222 in Iraq and 300 to other Utah National Guard and Army Reservists in Afghanistan. The packages are shipped in October. Letters to Soldiers needs assistance from volunteers and companies in raising the $8,500 USPS Flat Rate Shipping costs, and also to collect the items listed below to make these packages. The Chaplains, Commanders and Family Readiness Leaders are excited and grateful for this effort. Check out an excited soldier opening his package last year on our on our site http://youtu.be/0phADdqIG_M
Letters to Soldiers needs the following items collected. We will be shipping to 800 soldiers, but any help will be appreciated:
Residents of Kelly Benson Apartments
CONTACT: Jenny White-Services Coordinator at Kelly Benson 801-270-1321 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Kelly Benson provides permanent supportive housing to approximately 65 older adults age 55 and older who have been homeless, chronically homeless, and who have disabling conditions. Residents are provided with onsite case management and supportive services to help them with the adjustment to housing and with increasing their self sufficiency and quality of life. Resident Services Staff and the Resident Board strive to provide volunteer opportunities for service to residents. In an effort to express appreciation for the services they have been provided, the residents of Kelly Benson strive to find opportunities for service where they, in turn, can bless the lives of others. One of the projects they have chosen to work on is making fleece blankets for others in need. This provides the residents with both a purpose, a project to work on to utilize their time, and with the satisfaction of knowing they are blessing the lives of others and giving back to their community. Residents at Kelly Benson have been able to find warmth, safety, stability, and security in their new homes and community. To share this with others, the blankets they make and share help represent and provide warmth, safety, and security to those facing challenging circumstances.
Project #1 - Fleece Blanket Donation Collection
Project #2 – Community Blanket Day
VA Medical Center
CONTACT: Belinda.Karabatsos@va.gov , Manager, Voluntary Service, Phone: (801)584‑1241
Volunteer Assignments for 9/11 Day of Service....
Hill Air Force Base Education Programs
CONTACT: JUDITH A MAUGHAN, Educations Programs Officer, Phone: 801-775‑5960
New students are continually moving onto HAFB from all locations across the country and overseas. Each student is greeted by the School Liaison. Many children attend our Davis/Weber county schools, and a few attend Ogden city schools. There has been great support in the past but this year has been difficult for all businesses and these students may not get these items they need to begin school in a whole new environment. The back pack, supplies, and a welcome letter from the HAFB School Liaison really helps break the ice and make them feel welcome. If you could help us with this I would like to request the following:
The Education Program hosts several events each year, such as holiday parties, picnics, and a Special Needs Summit, for 300+ special needs children. The following items are always in demand as prizes at these occasions:
Hill Air Force Base
CONTACT: MSgt Terri L. Davis, A&FRC Readiness NCO, Phone: 777‑4681, email@example.com
The Airman & Family Readiness Center takes care of military families, both military and their families when they are deployed, returning, or preparing to deploy. HAFB has a large group leaving in mid‑September and military families will be compiling care packages to be sent around Thanksgiving.
The Utah Military Families Foundation, a non‑profit organization 501(c)3 that helps fund Hearts Apart Support Group events needs help in collecting items for the packages. They send care packages three times a year. This organization is looking for assistance in gathering the items listed below and/or assistance with the fee of $12.95 per package to mail to military personnel in November.
Utah Department Of Veterans Affairs
GEORGE E. WAHLEN OGDEN VETERANS’ HOME
CONTACT: Kim Wixon, State Officer, 801-334-4329
UTAH STATE VETERANS NURSING HOME
CONTACT: Jeff Hanson, State Officer, 801-584-1914
Volunteers at the Utah State Veterans Nursing Home have the opportunity to know and serve a generation of veterans who have made great sacrifices for our freedom, country and community. All volunteer assignments are centered on our residents and meeting their needs.
The Utah State Veterans Nursing Home provides an array of services for veterans.
One of those is recreation therapy, a holistic process that employs recreation and leisure activities to increase one’s quality of life emotionally, mentally, physically, spiritually, and socially. Other programs include music, social visits, community outings, clubs and committees, and sports and games. See where you can be of service!
Utah Veterans Cemetery Volunteer Projects for the Week of September 11, 2011
CONTACT: Veterans Cemetery and Memorial Park
Craig Morgan 801-326-2372 or 801-541-8221 (cell)
Arnold Warner 801-254-9036
Julia Tinker 801-254-9036
In response to the request for volunteer opportunities at the Utah Veterans Cemetery, the following projects are suggested:
1. Replacing Tattered Flags. The intent of this project is to ensure only the best flags are displayed as an honor to all veterans, families and visitors. This is a great opportunity to show Boy Scouts and others the proper way to raise and lower our nation’s flag. It also gives volunteers a chance to participate in the ceremonial folding of a flag. Items needed:
2. Edge Sidewalks and Curbs. This project can be done concurrently with trimming headstones. Items needed:
3. Place Flags on Graves. This can be a very sobering and touching project. Only veterans and spouses can be buried at this cemetery and all have given all or a part of themselves to protect our American ideals. Placing a 12” x 15” flag on each grave in remembrance of the September 11th tragedy is a fitting way to honor veterans of all ages. Items needed:
4. Year-end Shrub Pruning. This project may be limited and MUST be done under the supervision of one of the grounds crew staff or a professional landscaper. Contact the cemetery before selecting this project. Items needed:
5. Year-end Planting. This project may not be necessary. However, if there is a need, this project MUST be done under the supervision of one of the grounds crew staff. Contact the cemetery before selecting this project. Items needed:
6. Outdoor Painting. There may be no requirement for this project. If there is a need, all painting MUST be done under the supervision of one of the grounds crew staff. There may be some items that need paint before the cold weather. Volunteers should contact the cemetery project manager, Craig V. Morgan, at 801-326-2372 to make sure this is a needed project. Items needed:
Every effort is made to ensure the Veterans Cemetery reflects the highest level of honor for veterans. On occasion, volunteer groups are not sure what they should or should not do to keep the cemetery’s respectful atmosphere. Here are a few suggestions.
CALL THESE organizations that need volunteers – SEE WHERE YOU CAN SERVE:
Division of Veterans Affairs State of Utah
Veterans Cemetery and Memorial Park
Craig Morgan 801-326-2372 or 801-541-8221 (cell)
Arnold Warner 801-254-9036
Julia Tinker 801-254-9036
George E. Wahlen Ogden Veterans Home
Kim Wixon, State Officer
Salt Lake Veterans Home
Jeff Hanson, State Officer
Utah National Guard
CONTACT: Sherri Workman, Senior Family Readiness Support Assistant, Civilian Contractor, MPSC, JFHQ Draper, UT, Phone: 801‑432‑4916, Mobile: 801‑716‑9237
Or go to http://www.ut.ngb.army.mil/family/index.htm?page=html/frsa.htm and click on Senior FRSA for direct contact with Sherri.
The Utah National Guard mission statement for volunteers is: "To assist commanders in maintaining readiness of Soldiers, Airmen, Families, and communities; promotes self‑sufficiency, resiliency and stability during peace and war." Their Family Readiness Support Group is always looking for volunteers to assist with projects for military and military families.
American Red Cross
CONTACT: Kristy Denlein – American Red Cross, volunteer Coordinator, Greater Salt Lake Area, Phone: (801) 323-7000
Since its founding in 1881 by visionary leader Clara Barton, the American Red Cross has been the nation's premier emergency response organization. As part of a worldwide movement that offers neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war, the American Red Cross distinguishes itself by also aiding victims of devastating natural disasters. Over the years, the organization has expanded its services, always with the aim of preventing and relieving suffering.
Today, in addition to domestic disaster relief, the American Red Cross offers compassionate services in five other areas: community services that help the needy; support and comfort for military members and their families; the collection, processing and distribution of lifesaving blood and blood products; educational programs that promote health and safety; and international relief and development programs.