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Utah tops the nation in volunteering

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Posted at 8:44 PM, Dec 13, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-13 22:44:48-05

SALT LAKE CITY – For the seventh year in a row, Utah ranks number one in volunteering.

A report from Volunteering and Civic Life in America says that more than 837,000 volunteers served a total of 144 million hours, which is the equivalent of more than 69,000 full-time employees.

The city of Provo had the highest volunteer rate in the nation, with nearly 58 percent of adults volunteering. Ogden ranked second overall. Salt Lake City was fourth.