Grace Whited, a Douglas High School cheerleader, has made her pledge to serve by teaching girls to cheer.
“I like to teach girls self-confidence, athleticism, and sportsmanship,” she said.
Alex Ellison, project coordinator, believes that pledging to serve will inspire Nevadans to volunteer in new and interesting ways.
“Volunteering is not just cleaning up trash on the side of the street or pulling weeds at a park. Although those are fine ways to lend a helping hand, there are so many more ways people can use their skills and interests to benefit their communities. The 10th anniversary of 9-11 is a great time to encourage people to volunteer because we remember the heightened sense of giving that immediately followed 9/11.”
Gov. Brian Sandoval will be signing his own pledge in the days leading up to 9/11, so join with the Governor and visit the Nevada Volunteers pledge site to make your pledge! While you are there, search our Volunteer Match system by city or zip code for all of the different ways you can volunteer in your area! Go to our website at www.nevadavolunteers.org or use this direct link to make your pledge: bit.ly/911pledge.