Together for Lincoln seeking volunteers
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[September 07, 2012]
As Together for Lincoln nears its Sept.
29 community service project day, it has plenty of projects to
complete. In order to complete the projects, organizers are in need
of several hundred more volunteers. These volunteers are needed for
a variety of tasks, which range from visiting people in the nursing
home to constructing wheelchair ramps. Of the 107 projects already
submitted, about a third involve installation of windows for
"This is the first year we have taken on weatherization projects,
and we have been amazed by the response," said Norm Newhouse,
Together for Lincoln president. "We need volunteers for all
projects, but especially for carpentry projects such as window
Newhouse went on to say that TFL would help to
equip anyone with basic carpentry skills in order to prepare them to
"We are in dire need of expert carpenters, but we also really
need those with basic to intermediate carpentry skills as well," he
While Together for Lincoln is no longer accepting applications
for home improvement, volunteers are still being accepted. One of
the volunteer coordinators, Caroline Higgins, requests that
volunteers sign up as soon as possible, as the pairing of projects
and workers will begin within the next week.
"Volunteer numbers are behind normal so far," says Higgins. "It
will take several hundred more volunteers to complete all of the
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Those wishing to volunteer for any project area may do so by
signing up at
http://togetherforlincoln.com/GetInvolved.aspx, or they may pick
up a paper application from the State Bank of Lincoln Wal-Mart
location, Oasis Senior Center or through partner churches.
Together for Lincoln is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
In its four previous annual community service days, over 3,200
volunteers representing at least 15 area churches have worked
together to complete more than 400 service projects.
[Text from file received from Dustin Fulton,
Together for Lincoln]