Gatesway Foundation Honors 20th 9/11 Anniversary
Local non-profit planned a day of service to celebrate local first responders and mourn 9/11 victims
(Broken Arrow, OK) – As a day etched into the memory of all Americans, the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy occurred this year. To help honor first responders and remember those who are no longer with us, Gatesway Foundation teamed up with Asbury United Methodist Church for Second Saturday. During this event, Gatesway Foundation and around 200 volunteers worked to complete various projects on their Broken Arrow campus including demolition, deep cleaning of the commercial kitchen, landscaping, interior and exterior painting, and much more.
Second Saturday began at 8:00 am at the Gatesway Foundation campus in Broken Arrow. At noon, a small ceremony was held to thank local first responders from the Broken Arrow Fire Department and the Broken Arrow Police Department for their service. A moment of silence was also held for those lost during the 9/11 attacks. After this ceremony was completed, a lunch cookout was provided for the attending first responders, volunteers, staff, and the clients served by Gatesway Foundation.
As a non-profit organization, Gatesway Foundation provides residential and vocational opportunities for Oklahomans with intellectual disabilities. Through these programs, clients can live and work in the community while also improving their quality of life. Helen Gates started this mission over 50 years ago, and her vision remains strong to this day through the foundation's efforts.
Anyone interested in volunteering or wanting to learn more about this and upcoming events is encouraged to email Kristina Watkins at firstname.lastname@example.org
To learn more, call Gatesway at (918) 258-3900.
Click here to view our Second Saturday gallery.