How are you planning to help?
There’s no question the people of Kentuckiana are compassionate. So much so, that Mayor Greg Fischer said at Tuesday’s Annual Meeting for Greater Louisville Inc. that the city will soon receive national recognition as the Country’s Most Compassionate City for 2012. That’s a huge award, and comes perfectly timed with the Mayor’s Give A Day Week of Service, April 14-22.
There are more than 200 opportunities to volunteer for a huge variety of needs across our area. Everything from reading to kids, to painting and helping renovate facilities, to speaking to men at Wayside Christian Mission about certain careers. You could conduct your own backpack drive for Blessings in a Backpack or clean up a Boys and Girls Club.
Kicking off the Mayor’s Give A Day Week of Service is the Brightside Community-Wide Cleanup on April 14th. Last fall, Brightside says more than 6,200 volunteers removed 10 tons of trash from streets, sidewalks and green spaces. Volunteers get free bags and gloves, and the first 5,000 volunteers get t-shirts.
This is the week leading up to the Kentucky Derby Festival and Thunder Over Louisville. It’s our chance to spruce up our community before hundreds of thousands of visitors descend on Louisville for events like Thunder Over Louisville, the Pegasus Parade and the Kentucky Oaks and Derby.
So how will you help out? Let us know, and post your pictures on the Galt House Hotel’s Facebook page so we can share your community pride.