Students to volunteer with first responders for 9/11 day of service
Penn State Lehigh Valley students will observe the annual 9/11 Day of Service by volunteering with a local ambulance and fire company from 2:00-4:30 p.m., Sept. 9. Immediately following the campus' memorial service, which begins at 1 p.m., a group of students will set out for Cetronia Ambulance Company and Cetronia Fire Department, located at 3939 Broadway and 3950 Broadway in Allentown, respectively.
In addition to volunteering their services to help at the stations, which may include washing vehicles and organizing supplies, the students will also hear a presentation about 9/11 and first responders given by Cetronia personnel.
"We are very excited about the educational component of this year's day of service," said Cindy Nguyen, coordinator of student activities. "It is important for our student volunteers, many of whom were very young when the attacks occurred, to understand why this day of service and honoring our first responders is so important."