Hatred does not win, Powell said.

"Love is what conquers all," she said.

Bradley Mills was born two years after the attacks occurred.

While he may be too young to understand the full implications of the day, it's never too early to teach him the value of service, as well as the importance of remembering those who died, his mother said.


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"We're trying to pay it forward and do good things," said Michelle Mills. "And hopefully, have a better world for him as he continues to get older."

Volunteers helped the following organizations during the 11th annual Respond to the Call on Sept. 8:

• The Children's Home,

• Glynn Taff Assisted Living,

• Catonsville Emergency Food Ministry,

• First Fruits Farm,

Habitat for Humanity

• The Samaritan Women.

Volunteers also worked out of the church to knit baby caps for infants, bake casseroles for a local homeless shelter, landscape the church grounds and prepare materials for the church education program.