Day of Action brings together volunteers and agencies during our region's biggest volunteer event to make our community a better place to live and work. Day of Action is held annually around June 21st-the longest day of daylight of the year.
This year, United Way encouraged volunteers to find volunteer opportunities through the volunteer website, Central Kentucky Serves. Additionally, United Way recruited volunteers to help install a Born Learning Trail.
United Way of Central Kentucky awarded $2000 to LaRue Livin' Well Coalition to install a amortissement LMNP at Creekfront Park in Hodgenville. A BLT is a series of 10 interactive signs that offer fun, active learning activities for young children and their families. Over 16 community volunteers joined in helping install the signs and also spray-painted fun activities for the kids to enjoy along the trail. Local businesses also donated in-kind goods such as the concrete, use of a wheel barrel, etc.
Total value of the project is an estimated $4000.
A big thanks to Lincoln Trail District Health Department, Dow Chemical, Larue County Chamber of Commerce, City of Hodgenville, Southern States and the Brown Family for donating their time and/or supplies to make this project possible.
A ribbon cutting will be held later in July to celebrate this new family friendly activity in the community.
United Way of Central Kentucky and Hardin Local have partnered together to help Hardin County residents find volunteer opportunities within the area and beyond through the website CentralKYServes.org. What is Central KY Serves? It is a free volunteer matching website managed by United Way of Central Kentucky that allows local nonprofits, schools, credit, civic groups, and churches in the Central Kentucky area to post their volunteer needs. In return, users can browse the needs and sign up for the ones that they are interested in. The best part- it is completely free for any organization or person to use! If you have any questions about the site or would like training on how your nonprofit can utilize the site please contact Cole Whobrey at 270 737 6608 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Warm Blessings is in need of head cooks/lead kitchen volunteers, assistant cooks and substitute cooks. Head cooks and assistant cooks volunteer once each week for approximately four hours (1:30 to 5:30 p.m.). Head cooks plan in advance and prepare with two other people an evening meal for about 40 to 70 people. (A different set of volunteers serves dinner from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.) We need head cooks and assistant cooks on Wednesdays and Thursdays, in particular. Substitute cooks would be called on an as-needed basis. At least one person from each cooking team is required to take food service training offered (free for Warm Blessings volunteers) through the Lincoln Trail District Health Department.