Entrepreneurs Foundation's Eighth Annual 'Freedom Day' Honors Lives Lost And Changed On 9/11 With Day Of Community Service

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Organization brings together 400 volunteers to restore North Texas firefighter training facility as part of annual day of community service held on September 11.

The work accomplished at the facility goes beyond just renovations, it's a chance for people to unite for a single cause and to be part of something bigger than themselves. This year, thousands across the U.S. will experience the joys of a national day of service, but locally this is something that we are proud to have been a part of for eight years.

While many organizations and volunteers will recognize September 11th as a national day of service for the first time this year, the Entrepreneurs Foundation of North Texas (EFNT) will host its eighth annual Freedom Day on Friday, September 11, 2009. This event will bring together more than 400 EFNT volunteers for a day of community service in honor of those whose lives were changed by the tragic events of September 11, 2001.

Once again this year, EFNT, a fund at Communities Foundation of Texas that facilitates corporate philanthropy, is privileged to partner with the Dallas Fire-Rescue Department (DFR). On Freedom Day, EFNT volunteers will assist DFR by giving the Dodd J. Miller, Jr. Training & Maintenance Facility, located at 5000 Dolphin Road in South Dallas, a long-awaited makeover, improving the environment for the 1,700 firefighters that utilize the campus annually. Renovations will include painting, landscaping and the replacement of ceiling tiles. The day will begin with a morning gathering of reflection, and then conclude with a service celebration.

"Freedom Day is our opportunity to transform tragedy into triumph," said Pam Gerber, executive director of the Entrepreneurs Foundation of North Texas. "The work accomplished at the facility goes beyond just renovations, it's a chance for people to unite for a single cause and to be part of something bigger than themselves. This year, thousands across the U.S. will experience the joys of a national day of service, but locally this is something that we are proud to have been a part of for eight years."

Previous EFNT Freedom Days have been held in partnership with organizations including Catholic Charities of Dallas at the Brady Center, Interfaith Housing Coalition, the Wilkinson Center, Community Homes for Adults Incorporated, Camp Summit, Junior Achievement and The Science Place. Freedom Day is a service project for the more than 80 North Texas companies that participate in EFNT. Additional information about Freedom Day is available online at Entrepreneurs Foundation of North Texas.

This year's Freedom Day is supported by Major Sponsors: Hunt Investment Corporation; T. Boone Pickens Foundation; PricewaterhouseCoopers; and the Kleinert Family & Friends. Other Sponsors include: Beryl Companies; Gevity/TriNet; Global 360; Hall Financial Group; Phillip & Reiter PLLC; PrimeSource FSE; RSM McGladrey; Silicon Valley Bank; RESOURCE; and Core 24. Major in-kind donors include: D CEO Magazine; Corner Bakery Café; Jersey Mike's Subs; DG Publications; and Dr Pepper. Other in-kind donors include: TMS Ruge Photography; Hail Merry Foods; J. Hooker Productions; One Art Director; Jef Tingley Communications; Snap The Picture; RWA Flooring; Turtle Creek Flooring; Balloons by Joel; and Ashton Campbell Productions.

About EFNT
The Entrepreneurs Foundation of North Texas promotes and facilitates community involvement and philanthropy for companies. As a fund at Communities Foundation of Texas, EFNT makes it simple for companies to give back to the community by assisting with organizing volunteer activities for employees, and hosting networking events for senior level management of companies to help grow and strengthen its network of "good corporate citizens." In establishing a relationship with EFNT, a company networks with like-minded philanthropists while contributing to the greater good of the community. Today there are more than 80 companies in North Texas participating in EFNT, and more than 40 underwriters significantly supporting the effort. Additional information about EFNT is available online at http://www.efnt.org.

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