Volunteers spruce up DC firehouse on 9/11 Day of Service

By Alexandra Limon Fox 5

WASHINGTON – In less than a week, the U.S. will again mark the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Many are planning a day of service to honor the victims who died, including some here in D.C., who spent their Saturday sprucing up a fire station.

Volunteers including students and those from several organizations came out to help beautify Fire Station 32 and the community in southeast Washington. With power tools and shovels in hand, they worked together to turn the anniversary of a national tragedy into a day filled with good deeds, service and remembrance.

My Good Deed is the organization that started the 9/11 Day of Service in 2002. Its founder, Jay Winuk, was especially glad to see volunteers working at a firehouse Saturday.

“To be at an event like this is very meaningful to me, too, because my late brother Glenn Winuk, was a volunteer firefighter who died on 9/11. And I saw what firefighters do, they’re very special,” Winuk said.

Now, millions of people across America take part and volunteer, and it will happen all week throughout the country leading up to the 9/11 anniversary. Another event is planned for that day, which is Thursday, in D.C. Volunteers will build a new playground at a school that serves mainly low-income students.

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