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Lori Steinauer walks across the flooded patio area at her cabin in Willow Point, a neighborhood near Ashland, Nebraska, after the March flooding.

Interested students in the University of Nebraska system can apply to do service work helping people recover from flooding.

A maximum of 50 NU students will be placed in communities, and the university is still taking applications. Each student will work a maximum of 10 weeks, up to 40 hours per week. Students will be paid $12.50 per hour and may be able to earn college credit.

So far, 24 students have signed up from various NU institutions. They will be working in 14 communities. Eight students from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications are traveling the state to cover the flooding’s effects and the recovery process.

The service work program is funded by $250,000 from NU. For information, go to nebraska.edu/flood-assistance.

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