On Friday, September 11th, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan worked with Common Ground to paint a Times Square apartment for a formerly homeless person.
On the eighth anniversary of September 11th, President Obama called on all Americans to participate in service projects across the country as a part of the administration's "United We Serve" Initiative. Ambassador Kirk and Secretary Donovan commemorated the 9/11 anniversary by engaging in service in New York City. For the past 19 years Common Ground has worked to create permanent solutions to homelessness.
See pictures below of the service project.