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Gov. Ricketts, First Lady Shore Encourage Nebraskans to Volunteer with Flood Relief Efforts during National Volunteer Week

Media Contacts:  

Eric Maher, Governor’s Office, 402-471-1974

Regan Anson, Nebraska Impact, 402-440-4451

 

Media Release:

Gov. Ricketts, First Lady Shore Encourage Nebraskans to Volunteer with Flood Relief Efforts during National Volunteer Week

 

LINCOLN– Governor Pete Ricketts and First Lady Susanne Shore are encouraging Nebraskans to celebrate National Volunteer Week, April 7th-13th, by volunteering with organizations dedicated to flood relief efforts.

 

“Over the past few weeks, we have seen the positive impact the generosity of Nebraska has on our families, the health of our communities, and the spirit of our state,” said Governor Ricketts.  “Following this spring’s floods, Nebraskans face enormous challenges.  As neighbors step up to help neighbors, we will overcome and rebuild an even stronger Nebraska.  During National Volunteer Week, Susanne and I are encouraging Nebraskans to consider donating your time and talents to a cause close to your heart.”

 

“Volunteers are truly at the heart of our ‘Good Life.’  Each day, through thousands of small acts of kindness, volunteers give their time, talent, and energy to help build stronger communities and make a difference in the lives of Nebraskans,” said First Lady Shore.  “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.  I encourage Nebraskans to visit www.nebraskaimpact.com to connect to opportunities that exist across the state.”

 

Churches, communities, organizations, and individuals who want to organize a volunteer effort are encouraged to register their organization and volunteer needs at www.nebraskaimpact.com.  Click the “Get Started” link at the top of the home page to register.  A "how-to guide" can be found at www.nebraskaimpact.com/flood.

 

The Nebraska Impact initiative was launched in 2017 as part of the state’s sesquicentennial activities with the goal of increasing volunteer engagement in the state.  The website continues to be used as a tool to connect Nebraskans with volunteer opportunities across the state.