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Posted: Saturday, September 7, 2013 7:00 pm

The City of Mesa has recruited several volunteers to paint the veterans’ homes as part of the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance.

The project will support two veterans in need of assistance by painting the outside of two veterans’ homes on Sept. 11 and Sept. 14. The event on the 11th is at a home in a neighborhood near Country Club Drive and Guadalupe Road and runs from 8 a.m. to noon. It is preceded by a kickoff ceremony at Crismon Elementary School, located at 825 W. Medina Ave.

The second project is at a home near Center Street and Brown Road on the 14th and runs from 8 a.m. to noon. The city is partnering with HandsOn Great Phoenix to coordinate both painting projects.

“We are commemorating this important date in American history by doing positive acts for our neighbors. 9/11 was a tragedy but it brought our nation together. Projects like this, in its own small way, can bring people together to serve those who served us,” said Councilmember Dennis Kavanaugh in a press release.

People who aren’t volunteering to paint the homes can participate in the Day of Service through a letter-writing campaign and donation drive to support soldiers. The letters will go to men and women serving in the armed services, and can be delivered with donations to the field behind Crismon Elementary between 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 11.

Visit mesaaz.gov/911day for more information about the event.

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