Freedom Day 2014
For the past 12 years EFNT has brought the North Texas community together in an amazing day of service to honor the lives tragically lost and changed on September 11th. From children’s retreats, to repairing and beautifying local schools, Freedom Day has transformed the heartbreak of September 11th into a day of community, service and commemoration.
This year, on September 11th 2014, we’re calling on you to join our troops as we dedicate this year’s Freedom Day to our veterans. What better way to spend the day than by completing service projects for the men, women and families that serve our country? To do so, we’ll be partnering up with Rebuilding Together Greater Dallas to unleash the enthusiasm of 911+ volunteers to paint, landscape and provide much needed repairs at the Dallas VA Medical Center campus, numerous veteran transitional housing units and at dozens of veteran homes in our community.
How can you join our army of volunteers? We’re glad you asked! There are many ways for you and your company to get involved and here are a few to get you started:
Become an EFNT Member Company, and rally a troop of willing volunteers from your company to participate in Freedom Day.
Spread the word! Start telling your colleagues, friends, family, the media, etc. about Freedom Day.
Become a Freedom Day Sponsor! Click HERE for sponsorship opportunities.
Do 22 pushups, film it and send it to us. Think we’re kidding? Nope! As part of our support of veterans, we are also collaborating with Honor Courage Commitment, Inc. so all of our volunteers will have the opportunity to participate in the viral #22Kill initiative, which is raising awareness across the globe on the staggering and heartbreaking statistic that 22 veterans commit suicide every day.
Since 2002, over 5,000 volunteers from EFNT’s Member Companies and Sponsor companies have completed 25,000 hours of service on September 11th.
Last year, Freedom Day had a record-breaking 560 volunteers from 59 of EFNT’s Member Companies participate in the day of service, and contributed service worth well over $70,000.
Since Freedom Day's inception, EFNT Member Companies have provided service to including Dallas Independent School District, Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity, Dallas Fire-Rescue, the Innercity Community Development Corporation, the African American Museum, Texas Trees Foundation, Interfaith Housing Coalition, Park South Family YMCA, Juliette Fowler Communities, City Square, Camp Summit, Catholic Charities, Camp Summit and Community Housing for Adults Inc.
For more information about becoming an EFNT Member or Freedom Day Sponsor, contact Kimberly Bruce firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-750-4219
Photos of Freedom Day 2013