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NEWS RELEASE

LANCASTER COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 20, 2004

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
   Dave Norris, Citizen Information Center, 441-7547
   Wayne Svoboda, Volunteer Partners, 435-2100

MORE DISASTER CLEANUP VOLUNTEERS NEEDED THIS WEEKEND

Lancaster County Emergency Management and Volunteer Partners request an additional 500 volunteers per day on Friday, July 23 and Saturday, July 24 to assist in the final stages of the ongoing cleanup in Hallam and other parts of Lancaster County.

On July 23 and 24, volunteers must check in at the Emergency Volunteer Center, now located back to the Princeton Countryside Alliance Church in Princeton.

Volunteers can check in from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 23 and 24. They will be registered at the church and bused to assigned areas for cleanup. Individuals wishing to volunteer will need to wear proper clothing, including gloves and heavy shoes. Sun screen and bug spray are also recommended.

Lunch will be provided for the volunteers on July 23 and 24.

A daily summary and breakdown of volunteers registered in Princeton and Firth, as well as other information regarding the disaster cleanup effort, can be found on the County Web site, lancaster.ne.gov, by clicking on the ALancaster Co. Disaster Relief Effort@ link.

Any groups wanting to volunteer on July 23 and 24 are encouraged to call Volunteer Partners in Lincoln through Thursday at 435-2100 with the group name and group total. On Friday and Saturday, questions or commitments should be directed to the Emergency Volunteer Center in Princeton at 798-7318.

Lancaster County Emergency Management
575 S. 10th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508


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