WINCHESTER, Va.— Those at Shenandoah University say it is all about being thankful for the sacrifices made on September 11.
That is why faculty, staff and students at the university have pledged to do one good deed in remembrance of those who lost their lives.
"There’s a group of students over at the residence halls who are actually writing letters that are going to be sent to soldiers across the United States,” said Americorps Vista Volunteer Mike Madden. “Some groups are working with hungry hearts, which is feeding the homeless."
Sophomore Shenandoah University student Adam Stringfellow has pledged to volunteer at Timbrook House, which is a place that helps kids and teens who have been in trouble with the law.
"I feel inspired because you don't see a lot of people taking time out of their day to help others so the fact that the school is doing everything they can to help anyone out, and just always willing to help out the community. It's pretty inspiring," said Stringfellow.
In the tight-knit Shenandoah University community, students say remembering September 11 as a group brings them even closer.
"It just like gives me a sense of community and I mean it's always sad to know that these things happen but it's encouraging to know that when they do, all of a sudden everyone comes together," said Shenandoah University Student Allison Echard.
The good deed campaign is national, so the university is also encouraging those outside its own community to participate as well.