I think those acts changed our nation. Two Americans, David Paine and Jay Winuk, embraced this wave of change and worked towards finding a long-term way to pay tribute to 9/11 victims and survivors. Winuk took the loss of his brother, Glenn Winuk, a volunteer EMT (emergency medical technician) in the attack and turned it into an entrepreneur venture. Today Paine is president and Winuk is vice president of My Good Deed. Through their nonprofit both were responsible for the legislation that officially made September 11 a national day of service and remembrance.
Explaining how their nonprofit came to fruition Winuk, co-founder and vice president of My Good Deed, said, “My friend David Paine called me with an idea soon after the carnage. Let's make 9/11 a national day of service. Let's turn the tables, and make 9/11 about acts of kindness and charity and volunteerism in tribute to those who were killed. It sounded just right to me, and to each and every 9/11 family member we canvassed about it."
Following the example of Paine and Winuk, we are putting a call-to-action out to our population-we™ readers throughout the world to do a good deed, charitable activity or other plans, to honor the 9/11 victims, survivors and those who rose in service in response to the attacks.
Join population-we™ on the 10-year anniversary of 9/11. Remember by doing one of the following:
- Post a tribute at www.911day.org;
- Donate your time; or
- Support a cause.
Be heroic and join population-we™ and My Good Deed this September 11. Find something to do right in your own neighborhood wherever you might be in the world by visiting www.911day.org, www.facebook.com/911day or www.twitter.com/911day. To make a difference this 10th anniversary, utter or live these words: “I [we] will join the 9/11 tribute movement.”
- population-we™ blog post by Becky Bohan Brown
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