Help Kick Off the 12,500 Hour Service Challenge

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 will kick off Saturday, August 25 with the annual Lend-A-Hand to Lincoln. In just two hours, new students, faculty and staff will contribute more than 800 hours of community service.

Faculty and staff volunteers are still needed to help with Lend-A-Hand to Lincoln. All service will take place in the morning from 8:30 a.m. to noon. There will be time for reflection on the experience when groups return to campus. Those interested in volunteering can contact Kelli Wood at x2413.

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 will volunteer at 25 organizations across Lincoln where they will clean buildings, wash vehicles, deliver flyers, pull weeds, distribute food to low-income persons, and clean 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 surveymonkey.com/s/NWU112500ServiceHourChallenge

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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