Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL), Green Valley Fire Safe Council, and Community Partners Honor Anniversary of 9/11

Solano County, CA, September 8, 2022September 11, 2022, will mark the 21st anniversary of September 11th. The September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance or 9/11 Day is a federally recognized National Day of Service encouraging individuals, families, teams, communities, and service groups to help others and make a positive mark on the world. 

To honor this day locally, CVNL Solano Volunteers and Green Valley Fire Safe Council are coordinating a 9/11 Weekend of Service and Remembrance: Wildfire Prevention Green Waste Event. The focus of this event on the issue of fuel reduction is intended to protect and honor firefighters in our local communities by addressing and reducing risks that first responders are faced with; making this day of remembrance a step towards climate control and community impact.

Additional community partners include Republic Services, Potrero Hills, the 100 Club of Solano and Yolo Counties, California Climate Action Corps, Potentiate Excellence in Leadership, Elevate Sustainable Solutions, and the Cordelia Fire Protection District.

“During this weekend of service and remembrance, it is an honor to partner with CVNL and others, to remove hazardous fuels in support of wildfire prevention”, said Rochelle Sherlock, President of the Green Valley Fire Safe Council. “When residents and communities come together in service to create defensible space, they not only enhance their safety, but they improve the conditions for firefighters and first responders to ensure safe evacuations and to preserve life and property”.  

The9/11 Weekend of Service and Remembrance: Wildfire Prevention Green Waste Event will be held Saturday, September 10, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Residents are encouraged to participate. To volunteer or attend, register here.

“Honoring and Remembering 9/11 allows us to engage in a day of unity, empathy, and service,” said Elaine Tokolahi, Director of Volunteer Services, CVNL. “By participating in 11 Days of Remembrance, we pay tribute to those lost and injured on 9/11/01, and to the many who rose in service in response to the attacks, including first responders, recovery workers, volunteers, and members of our military.”

To learn more, or get involved visit Volunteer Now | 9/11 Weekend of Service & Remembrance Wildfire Prevention and Green Waste Event

The entire community can join in the conversation by using #CVNL911Day and #911Day on social media.


About Solano Volunteers: The Solano County Board of Supervisors has been working with Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL) since 2016 to build an online volunteer system to better serve nonprofits and service-minded individuals – “Solano Volunteers.” Together, Solano County and Solano Volunteers provide access to meaningful volunteer opportunities for individuals, families, groups, and businesses, leveraging powerful tools and technologies to make it easier for both volunteers to engage and organizations to post volunteer opportunities. In addition to providing online volunteer matching services, Solano Volunteers produces National Days of Service, provides disaster preparedness training, and serves as an Emergency Volunteer Center (EVC), overseeing spontaneous volunteers and donations for Solano County. Visit to discover more.

About Green Valley Fire Safe Council: We are first responders, neighbors, and friends. We care about you and your safety and helping you protect your homes. Established in 2019, the GVFSC was formed to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires through public education, fuel reduction strategies, and mobilizing residents to create defensible zones and harden their homes. GVFSC membership consists of residents, community members, members of the Cordelia Fire Protection District (CFPD) and CAL FIRE.  

About CVNL: For nearly 60 years, CVNL has advanced nonprofits and volunteerism by strengthening leadership, encouraging innovation, and empowering individuals in their communities. Passion alone isn’t enough when it comes to creating strong nonprofits. That’s why we work with aspiring and established leaders every day to help them build the skills and connections that can take their impact to the next level. Together we offer comprehensive programs that support nonprofits and volunteers including training, executive search, customized consulting solutions, volunteer services, and corporate engagement. Heart of Marin™, Heart of Napa™ and the new Heart of Sonoma™ events support nonprofits of every size and mission through recognition and cash awards. Other programs and services include the Sonoma Human Race, Secret Santa, Court Referral Program, and Volunteer Wheels. We provide disaster preparedness training and serve as an Emergency Volunteer Center (EVC), overseeing spontaneous volunteers and donations for Napa, Marin, and Sonoma Counties in the aftermath of a disaster. We believe that with confident and prepared leaders, our nonprofits will be better equipped to create healthy, happy, and more equitable communities. Visit to discover more.