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Beer sampling volunteers needed: BLOCKtober Fest

Written by Katie Fourney    on September 26, 2019    in
The 712 Initiative has a fun-packed day planned for Saturday, October 5: BIKEtober and BLOCKtober Fest in Council Bluffs. The extravaganza includes BIKEtober's 22-mile fall bike ride (which supports the Pottawattamie County Trails Association) and BLOCKtober Fest's Bavarian Festival, complete with pretzel necklaces. 

'Wait, tell me more about the beer sampling volunteers needed,' you say. In order to pull off this over the top party for Council Bluffs, The 712 Initiative needs volunteers to help with the events.

EVENT SET UP VOLUNTEERS - 2 more needed
Saturday, October 5th from 10am-12pm

The first ever Don't Go Hungry Games!

Written by Katie Fourney    on September 13, 2019    in

Mouth-watering BBQ, exclusive raffle prizes and a unique volunteer opportunity: You don't want to miss the first-ever Don't Go Hungry Games!

Heartland Hope Mission invites you to join them at their Feed a Family Dinner on Thursday, October 10th to fight hunger together. This year's theme is the Don’t Go Hungry Games! Volunteers will lead guests into a game full of twists and turns, competition and prizes. Attendees will gain a new understanding of the challenges Heartland Hope Mission clients face in their day to day lives. 

To play the game, buy your tickets now for the Don't Go Hungry Games.

AFSP Volunteers are Lifesavers

Written by Katie Fourney    on September 9, 2019    in
Every volunteer comes to American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Nebraska with a deeply personal reason for becoming involved. Often, these lifesavers are propelled to spread suicide prevention awareness because of their own pain.

AFSP is working to prevent the second leading cause of death for Nebraskans age 15-34 and ninth leading cause of death for all age groups. Their work saves lives and brings hope to those affected by suicide through suicide prevention trainings, community outreach and mental health advocacy.

Volunteers like Mark and Jenn make every hour count because of a desire to let others know that they are not alone.