It is spring break time at the University of Nebraska – Omaha. Instead of heading to the beach, many students will be giving back to the community by taking part in the annual Seven Days of Service. Student Amanda Goodrich tells us well over a thousand UNO and area high school students will be taking part.
“We are expecting more than 1500 volunteers so the students usually come and we ship them out to the non-profit sites and there is expected to be 20 non-profits taking part next week which is really great.”
Goodrich says students, faculty, staff and other community volunteers will be working on a number of service projects from renovating homes to landscaping and remodeling.
“Cleaning up outside and trying to beautify places that need it.”
Goodrich says this event is one that many students look forward to and UNO is very appreciative of the dedication of students.
“UNO receives national attention, it receives awards for its engagement in communities around the area, around the globe and around the nation.”
There are 20 work sites throughout Omaha and Council Bluffs.