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Contact:
To volunteer:
Sally O’Dwyer
703.841.3838
sodwyer@ccda.net

Media inquiries: 
Katie Walker
703.841.3833
kwalker@ccda.net

MEDIA ADVISORY
for Sep. 9 and 11, 2011

CCDA REMEMBERS 9/11: DAY OF SERVICE HONORS VICTIMS, FAMILIES, AND RESPONDERS
Arlington, Virginia –

What:
In observance of Patriot Day, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington will honor the 9/11 victims, survivors and those who responded to the attack by holding a service event.

Volunteers will pray for peace and for those impacted by the events of 9/11; assemble nutritious family dinners for families in need and write cards of appreciation for local fire fighters, law enforcement officers and emergency responders.
 
Volunteers are asked to bring 25 cans of tuna. The goal is to assemble 600 dinners over the two days of the event. The dinners will serve 2,400 hungry people.

“We hope to remind all that the Christian response, when confronted with terror and hatred, must always be love,” said Sally O’Dwyer, Catholic Charities’ vice president of Community Outreach.

Who:
Volunteers and community members together with Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington.
Where: Christ House Cafeteria: 131 S. West Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
When: Friday, Sep. 9, 1-3 p.m.; Sunday, Sep. 11, 1-3 p.m.

Founded in 1947, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington is a non-profit social service agency that serves twenty-one counties and seven independent cities in Virginia. Catholic Charities helps those in need regardless of their race or creed. For more information or press inquiries, please contact Katie Walker at 703.841.3833.