9/11 stories

Our Challenge to You

Posted on 09/8/2011 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

VolunteeringAh, September in America. Time to shake off the languid rhythms of summer and dive back into our bustling lives. But we should also set aside some time to help those who are less fortunate. To help motivate you, AARP this week is launching our Volunteer Challenge, a four-week campaign to expand the rolls of volunteers nationwide by sharing inspirational stories, volunteer ideas and tips for finding meaningful volunteering opportunities. Our Week One topic: Find great ways to volunteer on …

Did 9/11 Change You For Good?

Posted on 06/9/2011 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

VolunteeringIt is inarguable, for most of us, that September 11, 2001, changed much about how we live our lives. For some, that morning was the last time they saw their father, mother, husband, wife or other loved one. For millions of others, the effect was limited to air travel hassles and a dramatic shift in news coverage of terrorism. Today, AARP is looking for people – from across that broad spectrum of impact – who used 9/11 as a reason …