LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) –
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer says he hopes to break the city's existing world
record for caring with at least 100,000 volunteers and acts of compassion
during the annual Give a Day campaign.
The city-wide week of community service,
held April 13 to 21, will help launch the 2013 Kentucky Derby Festival.
The week will start with a huge
city cleanup effort. More than 10,000 volunteers – a record number, according
to city leaders – will help Brightside with clean and spruce up hundreds of
neighborhoods, schools and parks on Saturday, April 13. On Monday, April 22,
Give a Day week will conclude with a final cleanup from Thunder Over Louisville
along the waterfront and downtown.
More than 600 volunteers,
including dozens of Louisville Metro Police officers, will help Habitat for
Humanity of Metro Louisville build at least seven homes.
Volunteers are still needed for
nearly 200 community services projects of all kinds. To register, visit
mygiveaday.com and click on the "To volunteer for an existing project" link.
Groups and individuals can use the same website to report projects and good
deeds they perform on their own.
For people unable to volunteer
their time, many giving opportunities are available during Give A Day week
Dropping cans of food into the Dare to Care bins at local Kroger
Donating shoes to WaterStep at locations throughout the city. The
shoes provide funding to bring clean drinking water to struggling families
around the world;
Donating a book to a Metro United Way early childhood learning
center to make sure more of our children have access to quality books, and
Giving blood at one of dozens of American Red Cross blood drive
Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
31 people are in trouble with the law after a three day prostitution sting in Richmond. Police told NBC12 they targeted specific areas where residents and business owners complained about the illegal activity.More >>