Kiwanis gives $17,000 back to North Platte community

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The community in North Platte has a long history of volunteering, dating back to the town's canteen.

On Tuesday, the North Platte Kiwanis Club gave more than $17,000 dollars to local organizations and groups making a difference in the community.

"We all share a common goal of helping the youth and the people of the community and we can't do it alone, it's a group effort, and we appreciate the dedication of all of these different organizations in the community," said Russ Evans, the president of North Platte's Kiwanis Club.

Each organization went up and gave an update on the projects they are working on and how they play to use the money.

There were more than 10 groups present for the check ceremony. Those groups included Habitat for Humanity, Bridge of Hope, and The Salvation Army.

Representatives from the Lincoln County Law Enforcement Memorial Committee were also present to accept a check. They say it will go a long way to helping build a memorial for those who have fallen in the line of duty in our area.