State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver helped serve food on Friday at the Project Open Door Senior Center in Chinatown. It was the first National Day of Service and Remembrance. Earlier this year, President Obama signed the Edward M. Kennedy 'Serve America' Act, which established September 11th as a day, not only for Americans to reflect and remember, but also to give connect with their communities by volunteering.
Speaker Silver said, "Volunteering to perform at least one good deed or service
is a way to remember and honor our country’s spirit. The way in which
Americans came together on Sept. 11— and the way in which we continue
to come together — reminds us what it means to be an American."
Anyone who would like to become involved in volunteerism on the Lower East Side (on any day) can call Zach Bommer, in Silver's office, at 212-312-1420 or email Silver@assembly.state.ny.us.