9/11 Day of Service Continues for 12th Straight Year
15 September 2021
In this year’s 12th annual 9/11 Day of Service, over 150 volunteers from Urenco USA (UUSA) gave their time to pay tribute to the victims of 9/11 through community service projects in both Eunice and Hobbs.
To ensure that volunteers were able to use Covid-safe practices while giving back to their community, the projects were completed over the course of several days. This year in Hobbs, UUSA sponsored outdoor home improvement projects at three Living Support Homes for Leaders Industries, a local organization that has been advocating for and serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families for over 50 years in Lea County. In Eunice, UUSA volunteers refurbished the downtown area and the south cemetery with new trees and bushes and gave the cemetery’s entry gate a fresh coat of paint.
“It’s hard to believe that it has been 20 years since the tragedy on September 11, 2001,” stated Karen Fili, UUSA’s President and CEO. “It is a day we will never forget and each year, our UUSA employees eagerly participate in these projects to honor those who lost their lives. I am proud of the many years of service we have been able to organize in their memory and for the opportunity this year to support a very deserving organization, Leaders Industries, and as always, our wonderful hometown city of Eunice because I believe we work here, we live here, and we give here.”
Several companies and organizations helped support the this year’s projects, including: the City of Eunice, Sherwin Williams, J&J Rentals, PB Materials, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Cissy's Food Ministry, and Coyote Candle.
UUSA looks forward to continuing the 9/11 Day of Service project for many years to come.