Henderson Encourages Residents to Participate in National Volunteer Month
National Volunteer Week is April 21-27
April 09, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE
PLEASE CONTACT KATHY BLAHA, (702) 267-2052
Henderson, Nev. – The month of April celebrates volunteers - ordinary people doing extraordinary things to improve their communities. The city of Henderson Volunteer Partnership Program is an online resource that can help you get involved and take part in this national movement.
The Volunteer Partnership Program helps match groups and individuals needing assistance with volunteers who want to give back locally. Those seeking volunteers can register their projects online through a simple application on the city of Henderson website. Residents who register as volunteers can list their skills and experience. Individuals and groups are then able to search the database and match their interests.
“Through this program we see so many of our residents take pride in helping their neighbors,” said Henderson City Manager Jacob Snow. “Thank you to those who are already making a difference, and I invite even more to join us in giving back.”
National Volunteer Week began in 1974 when President Richard Nixon signed an executive order establishing the week as an annual celebration of volunteering. It’s a time to demonstrate as a nation that by working together we have the strength to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals.
Volunteering and acts of kindness can make a meaningful, positive impact on our local community. With 12 categories to choose from, the Volunteer Partnership Program helps groups and volunteers find each other and the resources they need.
There is no fee for the Volunteer Partnership Program and the city does not screen, sponsor or endorse any group or volunteer. For more information, contact Emily Lewis at (702) 267-2008 or visit cityofhenderson.com.
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About City of Henderson: Incorporated in 1953, Henderson is Nevada’s second largest city with nearly 270,000 residents. Henderson is a premier city, nationally recognized for its stunning parks, trails, master-planned communities, outstanding quality of life and patriotic past. Noted by President John F. Kennedy as a “city of destiny,” Henderson celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2013, a tribute to the city’s rich history and culture. Recognized as one of America’s Best Places to Live (MONEY: 2012, 2008, 2006), one of America’s Best Cities (Business Week), and the Second Safest City in America (Forbes), Henderson is a progressive and vibrant city committed to maintaining premier amenities and services for all who chose to live, learn, work and play in Henderson…a place to call home.
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