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Freedom Day

Honoring Lives Changed on 9/11/01 by Changing Lives Today.  

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Freedom Day 2014

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, EFNT’s Freedom Day has transformed the heartbreak of September 11th into a day of community, service and commemoration.

This past year, we thought, “What better way to spend the day than by completing service projects for the men, women and families that serve our country?” Our EFNT Member Companies agreed, and we put together an army of over 635 volunteers, making it the most sizable Freedom Day yet! With the power and enthusiasm of 55 of EFNT’s Member Companies we painted, landscaped, cleaned and provided much needed repairs to the Dallas VA Medical Center campus, numerous veteran transitional housing unites and at several veteran homes in our community. Check out the highlight video from this past year to see the amazing work we completed on September 11, 2014!

In addition to the volunteer activity, our Member Companies also provided generous donations care baskets and supplies for the vets and donated goods to the cause.

We couldn’t have done it alone! Our partnerships with Rebuilding Together Greater Dallas and Honor Courage Commitment made the day even more special – and allowed us to expand our efforts even further! In fact, if you’re interested in ways to support Veterans (and we hope that you are!), we highly recommend that you check out both organizations for the incredible work that they are doing in our community.

To all who participated in this year’s EFNT Freedom Day – Thank You! Your participation has made the world of difference to our local Veteran community, and to the VA North Texas Healthcare System. Moreover, you have helped us replace the very tragic memories of September 11, 2001 with a sense of purpose and hope. We look forward to next year’s Freedom Day and to building on this mission! Fast Facts:

  • Since 2002, nearly 6,000 volunteers from EFNT’s Member Companies and Sponsor companies have completed 26,000 hours of service on September 11th.
  • This year, Freedom Day had a record-breaking 630+ volunteers from 55 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 kbruce@efnt.org or 214-750-4219

    For more information about becoming an EFNT Member or Freedom Day Sponsor, contact Kimberly Bruce kbruce@efnt.org or 214-750-4219

    Photos of Freedom Day 2014