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(Neb)-Gov, First Lady Urge Flood Relief During National Volunteer Week

By: John Axtell Posted at: 04/12/2019 11:57 PM
LINCOLN - Mostly overlooked in light of continued flooding from last month and concerns about this week's storm is the fact that this is National Volunteer Week.

       Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts and First Lady Susanne Shore are trying to remedy that by encouraging residents to mark the week by volunteering with organizations dedicated to flood relief efforts.

        Ricketts says the generosity of Nebraskans has long had a positive impact on individuals and communities, with the enormous challenges of this spring's flood providing new opportunities for neighbors step up and to help neighbors to rebuild an even stronger Nebraska.

     Shore says "Volunteers are truly at the heart of our Good Life" in Nebraska, making a difference in the lives of others each day through thousands of small acts of kindness - adding that National Volunteer Week provides a wonderful opportunity to highlight the selfless acts of Nebraskans while also highlighting the increased need for volunteers following the devastating floods."

     Both the governor and first lady say volunteers can go to a state website, Nebraskaimpact.com, to find volunteer opportunities organized by churches, communities, organizations, and individuals.


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