Alumni Lend-A-Hand

Nebraska Wesleyan first year students have been volunteering their time to Lend-a-Hand to Lincoln for 15+ years. We want to extend that tradition to you as an alum by offering an opportunity to gather with other Nebraska Wesleyan alumni in your area to serve communities where you live!

Lend-a-Hand is a celebration of neighbors helping neighbors with a common mission of addressing the nation’s needs.

Join the national NWU Lend-a-Hand event to become an active, engaged citizen in your community. By donating your time, you can connect with old friends and make new ones! By lending a hand, you have the power to do something to improve the lives of others.

To hold a Lend-a-Hand event in your community:

  1. Find a non-profit organization where you would like to volunteer. Here are some sites to help get you started.
  2. Contact rhadley [at] nebrwesleyan.edu to request a list of alumni in your area and to provide your information and volunteer site so that we can share it on social media.
  3. Provide rhadley [at] nebrwesleyan.edu a list of alumni/families that will be volunteering along with their shirt sizes so that we can provide t-shirts for volunteers.
  4. After your event, post pictures to the NWU Alumni Facebook page.
  5. Contact rhadley [at] nebrwesleyan.edu with a list of everyone who participated.

Cities that participated in 2015:

Chicago
Saturday, August 29, 9 a.m.-noon
Service Project: Humboldt Park 5K Community Run with proceeds supporting Turkey Chop’s Free Hot Meal Site.
Chicago White Sox vs. Seattle Mariners game at 6:10 p.m., U.S. Cellular Field, 333 W. 35 Street, Chicago, IL 60616. Game ticket, hot dog and a drink were complimentary!
Local coordinators were Travis Benesch ’10, travis.benesch [at] gmail.com and Kaycie Rupp ’11, kaycie.rupp [at] gmail.com

Denver
Saturday, August 29, 9-11:30 a.m.
Denver area NWU alumni met at The Salvation Army Centennial Corps Community Gardens, 3900 E. Arapahoe Road, Centennial, CO 80122.
After the service project, they enjoyed a complimentary lunch and beverage at Jackson’s All-American Sports Grill, 15755 East Arapahoe Road, Centennial, CO 80016.
Local coordinator was Kelsy Reynoldson ’13, Kelsy.reynoldson [at] gmail.com

Kansas City
Saturday, August 29, 8 a.m.-noon
Kansas City area NWU alumni met at Sleepyhead Beds, 1519 Cherry Street, Kansas City, MO. Check-in and continental breakfast at 8 a.m.
After the service project, they enjoyed a complimentary lunch at Westport Flea Market Bar & Grill, 817 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO 64111.
Local coordinator was Jenna Rhodes ’11, jenna.rhodes [at] sbdinc.com

Lincoln
Saturday, August 29, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Lincoln NWU alumni met at Southwood Lutheran Community Garden, 4301 Wilderness Hill Blvd. Lincoln, NE--1 mile south of 40th & Yankee Hill Road
After the service project, they enjoyed a complimentary lunch at Tanner’s Bar & Grill located at 30 & Yankee Hill Road, Lincoln, NE.
Local coordinator was Terry Reynoldson ’12, treynoldson [at] madonna.org

Milwaukee
Saturday, August 29, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Milwaukee area NWU alumni served “Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful” organization along the Bradford Beach area on the Lake.
After the service project, they enjoyed a complimentary lunch at Cafe Hollander located at 2608 N. Downer Avenue, Milwaukee, WI.
Local coordinator was Dan Benischek ’97, 262.832.0218

New York City, NY
Saturday, August 29, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
New York City NWU alumni served at Stenberg Park on Leonard Street, half way between Montrose Avenue and Boerum Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
After the service project, they enjoyed a complimentary lunch at Radegast Hall & Biergarten, 113 N 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11211.
Local coordinator was Nikki Spry ’09, nspry1 [at] gmail.com

Omaha
Saturday, August 29, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Omaha area NWU alumni served at Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft Street
Enjoyed a complimentary lunch at Local Beer Patio and Kitchen, 902 Dodge St., Omaha, NE.
Local coordinator was Emalee Barto ’12, 308.627.8449 or emaleebarto [at] gmail.com

St. Louis
Saturday, August 29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
St. Louis area NWU alumni served at St. Louis Food Outreach, 3117 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63103.
After the service project, they enjoyed complimentary food and drink at Schlafly Tap Room, 2100 Locust Street, St. Louis, MO 63103.
Local coordinator was Cara Egan ’11, cara.aolson [at] gmail.com

Washington, DC
Sunday, August 30, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
DC area NWU alumni served at Capitol Hill UMC, 421 Seward Square SE, Washington, DC on Sunday at 9 a.m. Following the service project, they enjoyed a complimentary lunch at the BoxCar Tavern, 224 7th St. SE, Washington, DC.
Local coordinator was Jacob Dowd ’07, dowd.jacob [at] gmail.com