Together for Lincoln still seeking volunteers
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[September 02, 2010]
With just over three weeks remaining
until its annual community service day on Sept. 26, the Together for
Lincoln leadership team is still looking for more volunteers. Norm
Newhouse, the Together for Lincoln president, reports that while
around 100 projects have already been submitted for help, less than
400 volunteers have signed up so far.
"The projects are ahead
of schedule, the funds are about average,
but the volunteers are lagging behind this year. We really need a
strong push of volunteers over the next few weeks," Newhouse said.
Newhouse also reported that a variety of projects have already been
submitted. Some of the projects are as simple as visiting local
residents in the nursing homes or basic exterior painting, while
other projects require a great deal of skill. Over the past three
years, Together for Lincoln has become especially well-known for
building wheelchair ramps for homes, which will continue this year
"We have five ramps to build this year, and none of them are
straight or simple," Newhouse said.
While all applications were officially due by Aug. 15, the
deadline has been extended for volunteer applications and for
projects that don't require materials, such as general yardwork and
Applicants are encouraged to turn in their application as soon as
possible so that service assignments can be made. Applications are
available at Action Rental, the State Bank of Lincoln Walmart branch
or at any of the partner churches. They can also be downloaded from
The capstone event for Together for Lincoln will once again be
the community worship service, which will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 26 in
the Lincoln Christian University Chapel. The entire community is
invited to this free event.
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This year's guest speaker will be Dr. Robert Lowery, a longtime
New Testament professor at the university. He will be preaching from
the book of Revelation. Lowery is a noted Revelation scholar who has
written numerous articles and is currently finishing his second book
on the subject. Most recently, he has also been fighting a battle
with cancer, which has given him a fresh perspective.
"Dr. Lowery has always had a very powerful and prophetic voice,"
said Dustin Fulton, the Together for Lincoln public relations
coordinator and one of Lowery's former students, "but since he has
been battling cancer, he writes and speaks at a whole different
level. He was excellent before, but now there is an added dimension
of urgency behind his message that is undeniable."
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