UMass Dartmouth's SouthCoast Serves has organized three days dedicated to service and remembrance this week in recognition of the National 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance and the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps. SouthCoast Serves is a UMass Dartmouth collaborative that fosters service and volunteerism to meet the needs of our community by leveraging resources, expertise and capacity to maximize impact.
Thursday, September 11, 2014:
A mural will be dedicated to veterans at 5:00 p.m., followed by a candle light vigil in their remembrance at 6:00 p.m. at Fort Tabor in New Bedford. This event is organized by Dog Tag Navigators, a group which supports and offers resources for veterans and their families.
Friday, September 12, 2014
To honor the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps members, a mural will be dedicated to those who have dedicated their lives to service and volunteerism. This event will take place on corner of Deane Avenue and Acushnet Avenue in New Bedford, beginning at 10:00 a.m., Friday. New AmeriCorps members, which includes UMass Dartmouth Alumna Ashley Nunez '14, will recite the AmeriCorps Pledge.
Saturday, September 13, 2014
To celebrate the Annual Share the Harvest Day of Service at the Dartmouth YMCA Farm, SouthCoast Serves invites the community to harvest produce from this volunteer based farm. All produce will be going to local veteran families in need. There will also be veteran organizations on site, which will include Dog Tag Navigators and the Veteran's Transition House to answer questions for civilians or veterans. Bus transportation will be provided, departing at 12:30 p.m., from the UMass Dartmouth Leduc Center.