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Miami-Dade Parks teams up with Miami Dolphins Special Teams and AARP Foundation for service project commemorating the heroes and victims of 9/11

MIAMI (September 03, 2015)

Hundreds of Miami-Dade County residents will come together to commemorate the 14th anniversary of 9/11 by participating in the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance volunteer service project, Saturday, September 12, from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., at Arcola Lakes Park, 1301 NW 83 Street, in Miami. This community service event is hosted by Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces with the support of the Miami Dolphins Special Teams driven by Chevy and AARP Foundation.

Joining thousands of Americans across the country in volunteer service, Miami-Dade volunteers will participate in activities including landscaping, restriping of the parking lot, cleaning, painting the building interior and exterior, and various other projects throughout Arcola Lakes Park. Representatives from Chairman Jean Monestime’s District 2 Office and participating organizations will address the volunteers in the morning as they enjoy breakfast snacks, courtesy of Sweepy Snack.

Arcola Lakes Park is home to a popular after-school and summer camp program for neighborhood children, and is the only Miami-Dade County Park with an adult senior center for active adults ages 55 and over. Arcola Lakes Park has become a key destination for local neighbors, children, families, and active older adults to enjoy quality recreation programs and community-building opportunities.

“The September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance is a great opportunity to honor those who did not survive 9/11 and to strengthen our community through service,” said Jack Kardys, Director of Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department.

“We are proud to partner with AARP Foundation and Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation, and Open Spaces to create an event that facilitates community involvement during this special day of remembrance,” Miami Dolphins Senior Director of Community Affairs Twan Russell said.

September 11 was designated a national day of service by the 2009 Kennedy Serve America Act. The Corporation for National and Community Service leads the annual event, working with MyGoodDeed and hundreds of nonprofit groups, faith-based organizations, schools, and businesses nationwide.

To volunteer for the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance event click here. For additional information, please contact Lauren Breckenridge at breckl@miamidade.gov.

Miami-Dade Parks, a world-class parks system supported by the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade, focuses on Placemaking, Health and Fitness, and Conservation and Stewardship. For more information, visit www.miamidade.gov/parks.
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