LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Thousands of people are volunteering their time to help those in need this week. It is all part of the Mayor’s Give a Day event. Around 8,000 people city-wide are expected to volunteer for more than 100 service events.
“We are retired and just thought we would give back to the community,” said Mary Laduke. She and her husband Herman both volunteered at the Center for Women and Families.
At the YMCA Safe Place, UPS workers helped paint the Shelter House, a place for teenagers to stay when they are dealing with abuse or other troubles at home.
“We can get a lot more done as a group than as individuals,” said Chris Clark, one of the volunteers.
Mayor Greg Fischer said he wants to see the event gain momentum. Another will be held during the Derby Festival as an official event, and Mayor Fischer said he wants that one to break records.
“I would like for Louisville to set to world record for compassion.”
You can volunteer for service projects through Thursday. Head to www.mygiveaday.com to find one. You can also donate canned food, clothing and shoes at any of the nine Metro Parks golf courses between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.