Riverside Citywide 9/11 Day of Service
In Honor of Riverside’s First Responders
The City of Riverside will be hosting its first Annual 9/11 Day of Service. This Citywide Event came together by a group of businesses, organizations and volunteers that wanted to spotlight our small contribution in the first response efforts on September 11, 2001. In 2001, the City of Riverside sent out a crew of Firefighters to assist with rescue efforts and disaster relief to New York.
On Friday, September 11, 2015 we continue to remember the tragedy that took place, but we will also be honoring our first responders in Riverside. The City of Riverside partnered with various local businesses and organizations to put together a day of various activities.
The morning will start off with a Fundraising Breakfast sponsored by 88iMpact and AT&T at City Hall to benefit the Riverside Police Officers’ Association and the Riverside City Firefighters’ Association.
A public Opening Ceremony will take place at 9:11am in front of City Hall (3900 Main St. Riverside). Musical performances will take place that morning by the UCR Pipe Band, Riverside Unified and Alvord Unified School Districts.
American Red Cross and LifeStream will be holding Blood Drives and CPR Demos will be taking place at All Saints Carden Academy, Galleria at Tyler, La Sierra University, Patriot High School, University Village, Riverside City College, and Riverside City Hall.
Over 20 local businesses will be sponsoring Thank You Lunches for ALL our City Fire and Police Stations.
Keep Riverside Clean & Beautiful teamed up with Kleinfelder Group and All Saints’ Carden Academy to take action on a street clean up this day.
The closing ceremony will be taking place at our very own La Sierra University’s Glory of God Grace Plaza. Musical performances will be presented by La Sierra University’s Music Department and Riverside and Alvord Unified School Districts. Recognitions will be presented to all the partners and sponsors during the closing ceremony. The evening will end with a Reflection of the Day on campus.
A detailed flyer with event times and locations will follow in the next few days. We look forward to have you attend this Special Riverside Citywide Celebration.