Nebraska Wesleyan Celebrates 15 Years of Lend-A-Hand to Lincoln
For the 15th consecutive year, first year students joined faculty and staff and hit the streets of Lincoln on Saturday August, 21 to help more than 30 service agencies with their projects.
The annual Lend-A-Hand-To-Lincoln involved more than 400 faculty, staff and students who helped service agencies and organizations with a variety of projects including small tree removal, painting and entertaining the elderly.
Organizers say the event demonstrates to new students the importance of service work and the difference they will make to the community.
Students volunteered at the following service agencies: People’s City Mission, Villa Marie School, NeighborWorks, F Street Community Center, City Impact, Community CROPS, Lincoln Children’s Zoo, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, People’s City Mission, Clinic With A Heart, Kids Against Hunger, Carol Yoakum Family Resource Center, Cotner Center Condos, Prescott Elementary School, Community Action Partnership of Lancaster and Saunders Counties, Pioneers Park Nature Center, Mourning Hope, Capital Humane Society, Malone Community Center, Junior Achievement, Friendship Home, Asian Community and Cultural Center, Anderson Branch Library, MAD Dads of Lincoln, South Branch Library, Center for People in Need, Northeast Family Center, Lighthouse, and Lincoln Manor.
While students and employees volunteered in Lincoln, NWU alumni and friends did the same in Omaha for the send annual “Lend-A-Hand To Omaha” event. Volunteers spent the morning at two locations — Open Door Mission, where they prepared and served meals and at Hillrise Elementary School in Elkhorn where they mulched trees in coordination with Keep Omaha Beautiful.