Nebraska City project in-need of volunteers to help less fortunate families

Nebraska City project in-need of volunteers to help less fortunate families
Angel Tree Project Chairperson, Sara Vesely

NEBRASKA CITY – The “Angel Tree Project” in Nebraska City is looking for volunteers to sponsor and help less fortunate families have a Merry Christmas this season.

The project provides gifts, including toys and clothes to children, a full holiday meal and Fareway gift card to families in-need in Otoe County over the holidays.

Chairperson Sara Vesely presented to Rotary on Wednesday about the program and how the community can help. She says the “Angel Tree Project” has been in Nebraska City for several years and has been led by the First Lutheran Church the last four years.

“We saw there was a need. It kind of grew over the years and some of the organizations that had it before, it kind of got a little bigger than they were able to handle. We have the man power. We have the resources. So, we just stepped in and said, ‘we’ll absolutely help.'”

Volunteers will sponsor families with anywhere between 1-5 kids, ranging in ages from newborn to 17-years-old. Volunteers are also needed to help wrap gifts on Dec. 16 and distribute presents on Dec. 18.

For more information about the “Angel Tree Project,” log onto the First Lutheran Church website.

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