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Iowa ranks second in the nation for the proportion of residents who volunteer

08/15/2011

According to the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) annual report “Volunteering in America,” Iowa is the #2 state in the nation for percent of people who volunteer.

The report says 37.9% of Iowa’s residents volunteer, giving over 93.4 million hours of service, with an economic value of $2.0 billion.

“It takes an entire community to make a difference and here at United Way of Central Iowa (UWCI) we recruit volunteers from all across the community who bring the passion, expertise and recourses to get things done” says Shirley Burgess, Director of Volunteer Engagement for United Way.

“The measure of UWCI is not in the fundraising campaign, but in the ways we are impacting our community – in connecting people across the region, and in improving the foundations of our community,” she says.

We invite you to be a part of the change.  You can give, you can advocate and you can volunteer.  That’s what is means to LIVE UNITED.  To learn more visit: http://www.unitedwaydm.org/aspx/general/page.aspx?n2id=57&n1id=10

For more on the CNCS annual report “Volunteering in America” visit: http://www.volunteeringinamerica.gov/IA

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