Nebraskans, Iowans Giving Of Themselves

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

A new report says Nebraska and Iowa have two of the nation's highest volunteerism rates with more than one in three residents stepping up to serve last year.

The report by the Corporation for National and Community Service says Nebraska and Iowa are tied for fifth place nationally with 36 percent of residents volunteering in 2012.

The Nebraska findings were announced Friday by Nebraska first lady Sally Ganem, the honorary head of the state's volunteer service commission. The commission works to encourage community involvement and sponsors an annual statewide week of service in April.

The Corporation for National and Community Service is a federal agency that promotes volunteerism. Utah was first with nearly 44 percent of its residents volunteering, Louisiana finished last with a 20.4 percent rate.

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