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June 19, 2018 – On June 21, 2018 United Way of the Bluegrass will host its annual Day of Action, presented by BC Wood Properties. The regional volunteer effort is an invitation for people and organizations in the area to unite and take action to address a variety of challenges facing our communities today. United Way of the Bluegrass is calling for additional volunteers to come together on June 21 to help fight for the basic needs, education and financial stability of every person in the Bluegrass.  A variety of half-day volunteer projects will be available for all ages and abilities at various locations in Lexington and surrounding counties. United Way encourages participation from individual volunteers, families, and corporate or civic groups.  Children can participate at most sites if accompanied by an adult.  All volunteers will receive a free t-shirt and a voucher for two Lexington Legends tickets.

At the conclusion of the day, a volunteer celebration will be held at Whitaker Bank Ballpark to celebrate a job well done which will include pre-gate admission for Day of Action volunteers, as well as free refreshments.

United Way partner agencies are hosting volunteer activities in four of the nine counties served by UWBG, including: Anderson, Fayette, Woodford and Scott counties.

Volunteer sites include the following United Way funded partners:

  • Amen House
  • Anderson County Adult Education and Literacy Council
  • Arbor Youth Services
  • GreenHouse17
  • Growing Together Preschool
  • Hope Center
  • Lexington Hearing & Speech Center
  • Lexington Women’s Club Clothing Center
  • Life Adventure Center
  • The Nest

Bill Farmer, United Way of the Bluegrass President and CEO says, “Day of Action is a great opportunity for volunteers to unite for a better Bluegrass.  Last year, 200 volunteers served over 1,000 hours completing projects that saved local nonprofits time and money. Whether you want to get out and enjoy the day, help the community, or learn more about local agencies – being a part of Day of Action will help make a difference.”

To learn more, or to register as a Day of Action volunteer, please visit www.uwbg.org/DayOfAction.

About United Way of the Bluegrass:

United Way of the Bluegrass fights for the basic needs, education and financial stability of every person in the Bluegrass. We have a bold goal that together, we will help 20,000 families become more self-sufficient before 2020. Volunteer led systems have been developed to evaluate the quality and success of programs funded by UWBG, so investors can be assured that dollars will have maximum impact on the community. For more information, visit www.uwbg.org or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/UnitedWayOfTheBluegrass.

 

Media Contact:

Mallory Sikes

Marketing Specialist, BC Wood Properties

859.335.9663

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