Jacksonville, Fla. – Every year since 2001, AARP members, volunteers and staff have joined together in a National Day of Service to honor the victims, families and first responders of the 9/11 terror attacks. On Tuesday, Sept. 11, AARP volunteers and staff will step up again to serve homeless and struggling veterans in Jacksonville.
This year, AARP in Jacksonville will be at the Clara White Mission, 613 W. Ashley Street, to assist local veterans who are homeless or struggling. The Clara White Mission is a non-profit organization that advocates to minimize homelessness by providing job training, housing and employment by using local community resources.
The National Day of Service will begin at 8 a.m., volunteers and staff will join other volunteers in serving breakfast and distributing resources and information in the crowd.
"At AARP we value the freedom and rights secured by veterans, the military and their families," said Jeff Johnson, AARP's Florida state director. "Your service and sacrifices will never be forgotten. AARP will continue to advocate for veterans’ issues; we'll provide relevant information and resources to assist you and your loved ones with whatever challenges or opportunities you face."
In addition, AARP also will be helping at the Boulevard House for women veterans in transition. To assist the veterans, AARP in Jacksonville, welcomes donations for the Boulevard House. The items include but aren’t limited to:
- Twin sized bedding (sheets, pillows and pillow cases)
- Blinds preferred to the window instead of matching curtains if this is AARP approved)
- Towels (wash cloths, hand towels, and bath towels)
- Scented and unscented soaps
- Body wash
- Laundry detergent
- Any items you feel would make the women feel good
- New or gently used reading books for the library
Help serve area veterans who have served America, give back to your community and learn more about AARP’s activities in Jacksonville. For more information, visit aarp.org/fl.
To register to volunteer at the Clara White Mission or donate items to the Boulevard House click here: