Catholic Charities and The LDS church to maintain grounds Sept. 12 at national cemetery
Denver, CO—Volunteers will commemorate 9/11 and honor the men and women who served and sacrificed for the country during a Day of Service on Saturday at the Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver.
Catholic Charities of Denver organized volunteers alongside The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to serve from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, September 12, by helping maintain and clean the grounds within the national cemetery at 4400 W. Kenyon Ave., Denver. The Day of Service is coordinated with the Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance for Americans across the country asked to volunteer in their local communities to tribute injured soldiers, first responders, and military who have risen to serve.
“We owe our freedom to our military,” said Deacon Geoff Bennett, vice president of Parish and Community Relations for Catholic Charities. “Volunteering on Sept. 12 at Fort Logan Cemetery is a small but important way to say thank you to those that served our country and their families.”
A local representative of The LDS church said it’s a tribute to the military.
“The spirit of this National Day of Service is to volunteer locally in tribute to those who have risen in service to defend freedom,” says Doug Robinson, director of communication for the Littleton Stake of the LDS church. “What better way than with our interfaith neighbors and what better place than Ft. Logan?”
The volunteers will refresh headstones, spread mulch, and provide clean-up needs while wearing a mask and practicing social distancing.
Catholic Charities of Denver offers more volunteer opportunities for the community online at https://serveccdenver.volunteerhub.com. The LDS church offers more local volunteer projects promoted at www.justserve.org.
Representatives of Catholic Charities and the LDS church will be on site and available for interviews.
Nissa LaPoint, public relations manager
email@example.com, (303) 885-0523
Amy Johnson, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Amy.firstname.lastname@example.org, (303) 570-6400