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Vote for Your Favorite “I Serve Because…” Top 10 Finalist!

May 7, 2013

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Alums, thank you for sharing your “I Serve Because…” story of service with AmeriCorps Alums and Save Service, a campaign led by Voices for National Service and ServeNext!  We really appreciate that you took the time to show your support for national service by participating in the first ever “I Serve Because…” Video Contest.

In a little over a month, more than 130 videos were submitted by alumni, current members, and supporters of AmeriCorps service. Each story collected spoke to the powerful impact that national service can have in communities and in the lives of those who serve.  These videos will be invaluable tools as we continue to advocate for the future of service in our country. You helped to put a face to service by providing visibility which is critical to the work we do going forward.

Without further adieu – here are your top 10 finalists in the “I Serve Because…” video contest:

  • Andrea Gomez, City Year alumni and Little Rock AmeriCorps Alums Chapter
  • Carolyn Benard, The Corps Network alumni
  • Erica Gordon, College Forward alumni
  • Gordon Liu, Midcoast Maine Chapter of AmeriCorps Alums
  • Jim Reid, SeniorCorps member with Hospice alumni
  • Melissa Simmermaker, AmeriCorps VISTA and Des Moines AmeriCorps Alums Chapter
  • Nyame Nti, Take Stock in Children alumni
  • Sean McDevitt, City Year alumni and Boston AmeriCorps Alums Chapter
  • Tina Lindstrom, Habitat for Humanity alumni and Connecticut AmeriCorps Alums Chapter
  • Tom Reed, served with Habitat for Humanity and YMCA alumni, AmeriCorps NCCC

Alums, we need your help to select a winner! Visit the Save Service Facebook page and give a “like” to your favorite videos by Thursday May 9, 2013. The top two videos with the most likes by the deadline will be named the winners. The first place winner will receive their choice of either a new laptop or one free admission* to the Service Unites Conference on Volunteering and Service, June 19-22, 2013 in Washington, D.C.

(*non-transferable.  Does not include cost of travel and accommodations.)

Help us get the word out about the “I Serve Because…” voting period by sharing your favorite video on Facebook and Twitter using the #IServeBecause. The votes are starting to come in and we look forward to seeing you help us pick our winners on Thursday May 9th!

Which videos were your favorite in the “I Serve Because…” Video Contest? Share with us in the comments below.

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