JPMorgan Chase, employees to honor 10th anniversary of 9/11 through volunteer service
Sep 06, 2011
New York — JPMorgan Chase announced today it will mark the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 through volunteer service by thousands of its employees across the country. The New York-based bank is encouraging its nearly 190,000 U.S. employees to join the nationwide day of service to honor those impacted by the terrorist attacks of 9/11.
“September 11, 2001 was a watershed in U.S. history, not only for the tragedy that occurred but even more so for the enormous outpouring of compassion and action displayed by citizens rushing to help others,” said Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co. “On the 10th anniversary of these terrible attacks, we want to be part of a very important effort, making 9/11 a day where we set time aside to honor those who were lost and those who served by volunteering in their honor.”
The firm also will host in its New York headquarters a memorial to the victims of 9/11 and a screening of a film about survivors.
JPMorgan Chase has partnered with MyGoodDeed and The Hands On Network to support numerous volunteer opportunities, including school and playground clean-ups, community art projects, and volunteer activities for and with military and veterans across the United States. Employees will take part in these activities in New York as well as Boston; Broward County/Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Chicago; Cleveland; Columbus, Ohio; Dallas, Los Angeles, New Jersey, Orange County, Calif., Phoenix, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.
JPMorgan Chase employees can dedicate their personal service in written tribute cards to U.S. servicemen and women. Employees also can include a personal message on paper or online. Blue Star Families, a national military families’ nonprofit organization, will distribute cards dedicated to active duty military, veterans and their families through its Operation Honor Card program. Online tribute to victims, first responders and others who volunteered following the attacks can be completed at www.911day.com.
Two of JPMorgan Chase’s Manhattan offices also are hosting an exhibit to commemorate the 9/11 tragedy. During this week, a 40-foot-long wall memorial will display the names of 2,982 victims, including the six people who were killed in the first attack on the World Trade Center in 1993. The firm will also hold an employee screening of “Rebirth,” a documentary about survivors of the 9/11 tragedy. A discussion with the filmmaker and survivors will follow.
In July, JPMorgan Chase announced support for the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance. The goal is to create the legacy of 9/11 as an ongoing day of service that helps Americans honor and remember the victims of 9/11 as well as family members, military, first responders and other volunteers who rose up in service to others.
The 9/11 day of service reflects JPMorgan Chase’s ongoing commitment to volunteer service. In 2010, more than 31,000 JPMorgan Chase employees devoted nearly 275,000 hours of volunteer service through the firm’s “Good Works” program.