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Strength in Service - Omaha Serves

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for more information about volunteer opportunities
in our community, visit www.omahaserves.com.
cities of service, omaha serves, serve america act,
rockefeller foundation, mayor jim suttle, kirsten casepenrod,
my community, our children, mentoring, lemonade days,
volunteerism, neighborhood revitalization

And that is the crux of volunteerism:
engaging in service you care about. “Omaha already has a strong call to service,” Case-Penrod says. It is why the city was awarded the Rockefeller Foundation grant which funds Omaha Serves. This initiative hopes to mobilize the community in a way it has not in the past. “Nobody is immune from needing help right now,” asserts Case-Penrod. “And everybody has something to give.”

We are all busy, so why add one more thing to our endless “To-Do” lists? Because volunteering enhances the quality of a community, and studies have shown that giving of ones self improves a person’s overall health. It’s a win-win situation.

But then again, most volunteers know that they receive much more than they give. So participate in one of the many opportunities to give back to your community this holiday season. Then continue seeking ways, no matter how small, to make a difference throughout the coming year. You’ll be glad you did.

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