BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY (WIVT/WBGH) – Ever since the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001, many Americans have observed 9/11 as a national day of service and remembrance.
For the past 20 years, members of the Binghamton University’s Chabad House, a Jewish organization, has continued its day of good deeds they call the Mitzvah Marathon.
The event ran today from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and offers members of campus and the community to do a good deed in memory of all victims of terror.
Some of the good deeds included designing greeting cards for soldiers, get well cards for children in local hospitals, a bone marrow registry, and a blood drive.
The Philanthropy Major Coordinator, Maya Hoff says, “I think that even if you can’t come today, It’s amazing to just like do a good deed, make someone smile, compliment a friend, do something small like hold open a door for someone, anything can really make someone’s day and make the world a brighter place.”
One of the features was a display of photos of those who have lost their lives to acts of terrorism.
Since Chabad at B.U. began the event in 2002, campuses like University of Florida, Carnegie Mellon University, Arizona State, and plenty more across the country have replicated the good deed marathon.