2011.10.04 > For Immediate Release
contact: Wendy Townley - University Relations
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Three Days of Service Project to Aid Flood Clean-Up
Omaha - Hundreds of University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) students will forego a leisurely fall break later this month to clean up the flood-damaged Salvation Army Camp Eppley in Bellevue and renovate and repair other community facilities and low-income housing as part of UNO's annual Three Days of Service project.
The UNO students will combine efforts with Omaha Public School and Council Bluffs’ Lewis Central High School students – on Saturday, Oct. 15, Monday, Oct. 17 and Tuesday, Oct. 18 – to work on numerous renovation and beautification projects in the Omaha area.
“As a metropolitan university, part of our job is to teach students that community engagement should be part of their lives, regardless of the careers that they follow,” said Lindsey Scott, a UNO graduate student and coordinator of Three Days of Service.
Camp Eppley suffered extensive damage from the Missouri River flooding this past summer. During Three Days of Service students will aid in helping with the site’s flood clean up and camp restoration.
Volunteers at other Three Days of Service work sites will be building and rehabbing homes, painting, landscaping and doing general clean-up.
UNO is working with 25 area nonprofits on this year’s Three Days of Service.
Scott said anyone can volunteer, and can do so by registering online at www.unomaha.edu/serve.
Volunteers can choose to work all three days or a specific day. Call (402) 554-6019 for more information.
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The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s metropolitan university. The core values of the institution place students at the center of all that the university does; call for the campus to strive for academic excellence; and promote community engagement that transforms and improves urban, regional, national and global life. UNO, inaugurated in 1968, emerged from the Municipal University of Omaha, established in 1931, which grew out of the University of Omaha founded in 1908.
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