September 10, 2016
In 2002, 9/11 Day was launched as an annual day of service to honor the victims of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, and the heroes who risked their own lives to save others. The efforts by the nonprofit prompted Congress to designate Sept. 11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance in 2009.
Now, millions of Americans participate by volunteering, supporting charities and doing good deeds.
This year, which marks the 15th anniversary of Sept. 11, the American Red Cross has teamed up with 9/11 Day to encourage people to save lives by donating blood.
Those who would like to donate blood are encouraged to search for a donation station near them on the American Red Cross website. In Center City, the Philadelphia Blood Donation Center at 700 Spring Garden Street is open through the weekend.