In the Bay Area, we generally weren't affected as much by the events of 9/11 than those living close to the crashes. That said, it affected all of us greatly, and here's a way to join with others to give service to our community.
Hands on Bay Area is organizing a month of giving opportunities: From Remembrance to Change: a Season of Service, from September 1 to October 1. Learn more about it, and find projects your family can help with, here. This includes Be the Change Day, on October 1.