NWU Kicks Off 12,500 Hour Service Challenge With Lend-A-Hand to Lincoln

In honor of Nebraska Wesleyan University’s 125th anniversary, students, faculty, staff and alumni will collectively take on a challenge to give 12,500 hours of volunteer time to community service.

The 12,500 Hour Service Challenge kicked off August 25 with the annual Lend-A-Hand to Lincoln. In just two hours, new students, faculty and staff will contributed more than 330 hours of community service.

Lend-A-Hand to Lincoln is an 18-year-old Nebraska Wesleyan tradition and is instrumental in helping new students see the importance of service and the difference they can make in their new community.

Students volunteered at 25 organizations across Lincoln where they cleaned buildings, washed vehicles, delivered flyers, pulled weeds, distributed food to low-income persons, and cleaned playgrounds.

Omaha-area alumni will take their turn with the annual Lend-A-Hand to Omaha on Saturday, September 8. Alumni and their families will spend the morning volunteering at Together, Inc. and Open Door Mission.

All students, faculty, staff, and alumni are invited to join Nebraska Wesleyan in service all year long, no matter where you are. Service hours can be logged at http://surveymonkey.com/s/NWU12500ServiceHourChallenge

Nebraska Wesleyan will continue to track the progress of the service challenge and update our status on the NWU website.

Do you have a story to tell or photo to share of your service challenge experience? Contact Sara Olson, Director of Public Relations.

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