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WHEREAS, service to others is a hallmark of the American character, and throughout our history citizens have stepped up to meet challenges by volunteering in their communities; and

WHEREAS, AmeriCorps enriches the lives of its members, building habits that create engaged citizens who are active participants in civic matters affecting their communities and AmeriCorps members encourage collaboration and partnerships, leveraging volunteers in service and acquiring the support of business partners to increase the effectiveness of their initiatives; and

WHEREAS, in Nevada this year, 327 AmeriCorps state members will help to meet local needs throughout the state at 78 host sites in 11 Nevada counties; and

WHEREAS, our Nevada volunteers will serve by tutoring 640 children and youth, assisting 880 people in rural communities to access healthcare options to help fight opioid and prescription drug abuse, and work to restore 2,700 acres by removing fire fuel hazards and invasive species; and

WHEREAS, last year, AmeriCorps state members recruited 749 volunteers who gave nearly 6,000 hours to their communities; and

WHEREAS, AmeriCorps Week is an opportunity to recognize the dedication and commitment of more than one million Americans who have chosen to serve their country through AmeriCorps and their community partners, and to encourage more Americans to follow their footsteps in service in the State of Nevada and across the nation;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  March 11-17, 2018 as

 Americorps Week in Nevada

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval, Barbara Cegaske and Scott Anderson