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Oct 11, 2010

United Way Young Leaders - Leading the Way to Service

United Way NCA Young Leaders Participate in the National Day of Service

On Wednesday night I attended our United Way NCA Young Leaders Fall "Mix and Mingle" (more details on that in my next blog post), and as Bill Hanbury, President and CEO of United Way NCA, spoke about the role we can play in our community, I thought of our most recent service activity.

Last month on September 11th, members of the Young Leaders joined our friends and community members for the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance.  We spent a beautiful Saturday morning painting the fencing poles and park benches in Washington Circle.   

We were a part of a much larger, very impressive event.  More than 10,000 community members joined together across the greater DC area to “rekindle the spirit of service and compassion felt by so many in the aftermath of the events of 9/11.”  Among those thousands was President Barack Obama, who selected the Greater DC Cares project at Ron Brown Middle School to serve. 

It's at times like these, when we all band together for the common good, that I am proud to be a member of this great community.

Carol Andes
United Way Young Leader

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