Volunteers honor 9/11 anniversary in Deerfield
Kary Henry and her daughter Kate give instructions for creating blankets for the Linus Project at Christ United Methodist Church in Deerfield. Volunteers spent Sunday working on service projects in remembrance of Sept.11. | Dan Luedert~Sun-Times Media
Updated: September 11, 2012 3:22PM
DEERFIELD — Many members of the Deerfield community paid tribute to the heroic emergency responders and the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks Sunday by volunteering for a day of service activities at Christ United Methodist Church.
Volunteers made blankets for the Linus Project, worked on an affordable housing project, and wrote holiday cards to be sent to residents of a local care center. After a short Sunday morning service, some volunteers also spread out across town to clean up parks. Others donated food and books to restock local food pantries and book depositories.
The service day was held two days before Tuesday’s 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, which took the lives of about 3,000 people in New York, Washington D.C., and Pennsylvania.
Christ United Methodist Church held its first 9/11 service day last year, to commemorate the 10th anniversary. The Deerfield church also teamed with the Southeast Lake County Clergy Inter-religious Council.