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Nevadans Unite in Service for the September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance

For Immediate Release

Contact: Amber Martin-Jahn, Executive Director

(775) 825-1900 |(775) 741-8701 |Amber@nevadavolunteers.org

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Nevadans Unite in Service for the September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance

SPARKS/LAS VEGAS, September 10, 2015 —Community volunteers and AmeriCorps members will step up in service to mark the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks for the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance. Participants will help to revitalize a neighborhood in Las Vegas and remove invasive weeds from a heavily used park in Sparks, joining hundreds of thousands of Americans across the country in volunteer service.

“September 11th is a day of history, emotion, and reflection,” said Amber Martin-Jahn, the Executive Director of Nevada Volunteers. “For many Americans it is also a day of service that provides an opportunity to join neighbors and local leaders to rekindle the compassion and unity shown on that day.”

 

September 11th was designated a national day of service by the 2009 Kennedy Serve America Act. The Corporation for National and Community Service leads the annual event, working with MyGoodDeed and hundreds of nonprofit groups, faith-based organizations, and schools and businesses nationwide.
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2015 Governor’s Points of Light Awards Accepting Nominations

For Immediate Release

Contact: Amber Martin-Jahn, Executive Director

(775) 825-1900 | amber@nevadavolunteers.org

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Governor’s Points of Light Awards Accepting Nominations

RENO/LAS VEGAS, May 1, 2015— Nominations are being accepted through June 30th for extraordinary volunteer efforts of Nevadans throughout the state. Finalists selected will be recognized at the Governor’s Points of Light Awards Ceremony on October 8, 2015 at Bally’s Las Vegas Nevada.

 

The nomination categories are:

  • Northern Nevada Individual
  • Southern Nevada Individual
  • Rural Nevada Individual
  • Nonprofit and Community Organization Volunteer Program
  • Corporate and Business Volunteer Program
  • Volunteer Program Serving Veterans
  • Volunteer Manager

“The Governor’s Points of Light Awards recognize the dedication, leadership and innovation of volunteers and volunteer programs in Nevada. We are pleased to add to the award category Volunteer Program serving Veterans, in of the critical role that veterans and those organizations who serve veterans play in leading through service,” said Amber Martin-Jahn, Nevada Volunteers Executive Director.

 

Nomination criteria include individuals and organizations in Nevada who through volunteerism:

1) Show achievement that is exemplary, far exceeding expectations, and are measurable.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Amber Martin-JahnRENO/LAS VEGAS — October 1, 2013 – Nevada Volunteers, the Governor’s Commission on Service, is pleased to announce Amber Martin-Jahn as the Executive Director. Jahn previously served as the AmeriCorps Program Officer for Nevada Volunteers and prior to that worked for the City of Reno.

Jahn’s knowledge of the federal grants system and genuine appreciation for National Service in Nevada was developed as the AmeriCorps Program Officer, but her previous experience in the city’s municipality system, nonprofit field, and social work sector make her a true asset to the Nevada Volunteers team.

“We are incredibly pleased that Amber has stepped up to lead Nevada Volunteers at this exciting time in our organizational development. Her background in nonprofits and social work provides an ideal bridge from our AmeriCorps program subgrantees to Nevada Volunteers. Our Board is certain Amber will be a positive force for building an ethic of service in Nevada,” said Stacy Woodbury, Chair of Nevada Volunteers.
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