Day of Action will be Sept. 21

Published 8:58 am Thursday, September 15, 2016



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Heart of Kentucky United Way’s 23rd annual Day of Action is right around the corner. This year the event will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 21 in Boyle, Garrard, Lincoln, and Mercer counties. 

On this day, volunteers from business, industry, and public service organizations from all four counties will work together in a collaborative, hands-on experience providing free labor to area non-profits and various other community groups requesting assistance.

It is not too late to sign up. Simply visit to select a project and sign up.

Participants will kick off the day with a breakfast in the county they are volunteering beginning at 8 a.m. Boyle volunteers will meet at Millennium Park. Garrard and Lincoln volunteers will meet at the Historic L&N Depot. Mercer volunteers will meet at the Mercer County Extension Office. After projects are completed, all volunteers will convene at Millennium Park where HKUW will provide lunch for all volunteers.

“This is an incredible display of people from our communities giving their time and energy to make where we live and work a better place,” said Stephanie Blevins, Executive Director, HKUW. “Seeing hundreds of volunteers giving up their day for someone else is the meaning of community. We are very fortunate to live in an area where people, businesses, and industry truly care about their neighbor,” said Blevins.

Day of Action promotes the value of volunteerism and demonstrates neighbors helping neighbors to create positive change in the lives of children, families, and seniors. For more information, contact Stephanie Blevins at (859) 238-6986 or visit and click on Day of Action 2016 to volunteer.

  About Heart of Kentucky United Way

Heart of Kentucky United Way works to advance the common good by focusing onEducation, Income, and Health – the building blocks for a good quality of life.  HKUW’s mission is to mobilize people to give, advocate, and volunteer, creating a better life for all. For more information, visit