Colleges, students honor 9/11 through volunteering

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In the days after Sept. 11, 2001, thousands poured into Ground Zero to lend their hands in one of the largest recovery efforts in American history.

Construction in New York City screeched to an unexpected halt when workers left their posts to help, and volunteers had to be turned away because their numbers overwhelmed coordinators' ability to manage them all.

Now, 12 years later, colleges are finding ways to channel the same spirit into service projects in their own communities.

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