Gov. Dave Heineman today encouraged Nebraskans to volunteer during ServeNebraska Week of Service, April 22-28. Gov. Heineman and First Lady Sally Ganem serve as Champions of the ServeNebraska Week of Service.
"I encourage all Nebraskans to get involved in their communities as a volunteer. Nebraskans give of their time every single day and this special week is set aside to focus their energy in service," said Gov. Heineman. "Sally and I look forward to volunteering that week alongside many others in our state."
"Volunteerism in our state is one thing that sets Nebraska apart," said First Lady Sally Ganem.
"Nebraskans are quick to step up to help others. Dave and I are honored to be a part of this week
of service and encourage everyone in the state to lend a hand."
The Governor and First Lady will volunteer at McPhee Elementary in Lincoln on Tuesday, April
24. They will read to approximately 30 4th graders at the school.
"Volunteerism spans all ages. Anyone can volunteer," said Jamesena Moore, chairwoman of ServeNebraska. "It's about working together, to meet our community's needs and accomplish our goals."
The ServeNebraska Week of Service works to inspire Nebraskans to seek out creative ways to serve their communities. The ServeNebraska Week of Service is a statewide effort that encourages families, students, congregations, employees, and individuals of all ages and backgrounds to volunteer their time in giving back to their communities.
Nebraska ranks in the top 10 in volunteerism among the 50 states and Washington, D.C.
This week-long effort provides Nebraskans with the flexibility to volunteer at any time or place with a goal to have participation in all 93 counties.
For more information on the ServeNebraska Week of Service or to register individual or group volunteer activity, visit their website at www.serve.nebraska.gov.