NORFOLK, Neb. -- A young resident in Norfolk was awarded for her efforts in multiple community projects.

Raelynn Terveer was recognized Monday with the city of Norfolk's 'People Power Award' which is given to residents who, of their own volition, commit acts of thoughtfulness, generosity, compassion, and more.

Terveer was given the award due to her involvement in several community projects, including initiatives she started herself.

Through her "I CAN" platform, Terveer collected and recycled cans, the proceeds of which would then be given to multiple causes including The Northeast Nebraska Animal Shelter and Ronald McDonald House in Omaha.

Terveer has also ran canned food drives for the Salvation Army in Norfolk and provided handmade blankets to the residents at the Norfolk Veterans Home.

“Raelynn sets an example for us all through her extraordinary thoughtfulness, kindness, and compassion," Norfolk Mayor Josh Moenning said. "It’s only fitting that she be recognized and honored for her neighborly work.” 

If there is someone you would like to nominate for a "People Power Award" you can contact the city of Norfolk.