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Hitachi Employees Volunteer for 9/11 Day

In remembrance of those who died on September 11, 2001, 12 Hitachi employees and their family and friends, along with several other companies, packed more than 100,000 meals for 9/11 Day held at the Los Angeles Convention Center. 9/11 Day is a nonprofit that was created as a permanent tribute to those who were lost on September 11 and annually organizes the National Day of Service and Remembrance to transform the anniversary of 9/11 into a day of doing good.

Meals packed were sent to regional food banks which in turn will distribute them to homeless shelters. The meals will also be put into the backpacks of children who attend Title 1 schools. The Los Angeles event was the only one held on September 11, with ten other cities hosting the event the next day. In total, more than 2.7 million meals were packaged nationwide.

“9/11 Day is an annual reminder that large-scale, positive community impact is possible when we set aside our perceived differences, focus on a common goal, and roll up our sleeves to get to work,” said Ryan Wells, 9/11 Day executive director. “We're thankful that Hitachi has chosen to be our partner this year and we look forward to growing our work together in the future.”