ROXBURY, NJ - The yards of nine senior citizens in Roxbury were among the properties tackled during this year's 9/11 Day of Service, an event in which residents of Roxbury volunteer time to "give back" to the community in honor of those who died on Sept. 11, 2001.

"This year, we had approximately 90 volunteers which allowed us to have two very successful food drives for Roxbury Social Services," said LInda Diffley, one of the Sept. 15 event's organizers.

She said the helpers donned gloves, grabbed garbage bags and some hand tools and spread out across the township to designated cleanup sites including the seniors' yards and several township parks. Participants also donated canned goods for the Social Services Food Pantry.

"Many thanks to The Home Depot and the Ledgewood Walmart for their donations, along with the incredible support from the Roxbury #2 ambulance team for their help in collecting and moving the food donations to Social Services that day," Diffley said. She also thanked Roxbury Clean Communities Program Coordinator Kellie Ann Keyes and Roxbury Township Manager John Shepherd's executive assistant, for their support.