Spartans serve community in remembrance of 9/11 fallen heroes

Jeremy Mulford Digital Editor in Chief 

Service Learning put together a day of giving back Saturday in honor of the men and women who sacrificed all in the World Trade Center attacks Sept. 11, 2001. Saturday’s event “Service Projects and Open House” took place in three locations.

 The first, Wounded Warrior Homes was off of York Dr. in Vista. The Wounded Warrior Homes gardening project took place in two shifts 8-11 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and focused on helping disabled veterans beautify the landscape of their homes.

The second was Tri-City Hospital’s NICU reunion. The NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) celebrated 30 years of treating newborns who need intensive medical attention. Spartans at the Tri-City event hosted games for children like, tip the trolls, shuffleboard, face painting, a Star Wars themed picture booth and held opportunity drawings. “I think it’s important to be at this special event and support these children on their difficult journey,” said Alexis Garcia, MCC student participating in the event.

 All three of the Service Learning events today were done honoring the memory of the first responders who lost their lives during rescue operations Sept. 11, 2001.

For information about Service Learning opportunities contact: Bea Palmer at or go to the Service Learning and Volunteer Center OC3306 next to Admissions and Records.


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