PMD volunteers gathered for the scheduled service project the evening of 9/11/01, and while we were not as productive as usual, we worked together for the common good. In the weeks and months that followed, PMD volunteers continued to work together despite area threats and alerts.
â€œWe must continue to allow-and encourage- the diversity, culture and commerce of the United States to thrive in healthy, livable cities, markets, parks and neighborhoods. At this critical time, when so many are scorched by tragedy and fighting fear, we cannot afford to react by building higher fences. Instead we must come together on common ground to re-establish our communities as the foundations of a civilized, compassionate society.â€
–The Staff of the Project for Public Spaces, New York City, 9/14/01