Dozens of local senior citizens donated their time and effort at a Hauppauge-based charity on Sept. 11 as a way of remembering those who were killed in the attacks.
More than 60 AARP members donated their time to Long Island Cares - The Harry Chapin Food Bank in Hauppauge as part of a National Day of Service. The day is designed to be one of giving back to the nation in remembrance of Sept. 11.
Will Stoner, New York State associate director for AARP, and Paule Pachter, LI Cares executive director, greeted volunteers to tell them about hunger on Long Island and how important volunteers are in running the nonprofit organization.
The AARP membres were then given a half-hour orientation, before being put to work in LI Cares' warehouse, sorting through food donations to be distributed to one of the food bank's member agencies or prepare materials for upcoming fundraisers.
Click through the gallery above to see AARP members in action donating their time and services to LI Cares in remembrance of Sept. 11.