On behalf of the attendees of the March NTW event in Nebraska who contributed to the #NebraskaStrong Flood Relief, Nebraska AgrAbility staff members Rod Peterson, Angie Howell, and Emily Freudenburg shared this photo of the receiving charitable organization, Nebraska 4-H Foundation. The 4-H'ers Helping 4-H'ers program, led by the Nebraska 4-H Foundation, is devoted to helping 4-H members and their families in times of need. Through generous donations made by 4-H families and friends, support is available to Nebraska 4-H families that have been affected by an emergency or disaster. Thank you to everyone who helped Nebraska in this way. Because of you, NE AgrAbility was able to collectively donate $1,157 on behalf of AgrAbility to help the Nebraska youth and families in need.
Nebraska staff are working with the Veteran's Education Group to create a resource fair for August. They will have different job vendors available for veterans to talk, individuals to help with benefits, and also medical professionals available. Staff are looking forward to serving the veterans of Northeast Nebraska.
Two NE staff members presented information to children from Fillmore County grade schools concerning disability awareness. The children participated in several different demonstrations learning how assistive technology can be used to help those with a disability do their work and their daily activities better. Around 200 children participated in the day-long event.
The Visiting Nurses Association/Easterseals Nebraska held their staff appreciation in May. Staff members were given awards for service and also educational courses achieved. Emily was recognized for achieving the Mental Health 1st Aid Safety Training. There was a wonderful lunch and the speaker was VNA's own Carole Patrick. The day ended with an Easterseals fun photo!
Submitted by Susan Harris-Broomfield