(July 28, 2022) – The fourteenth annual Day of Caring in Southern Kentucky was on Wednesday, July 27, 2022. This event allowed for more than 45 nonprofit projects to be completed in seven counties throughout the United Way of Southern Kentucky service area. Hundreds of volunteers from dozens of companies lent a hand in this collective effort to improve the community.

The United Way Day of Caring is a structured volunteer opportunity that engages both companies and individuals by providing participants with a meaningful volunteer experience. As part of the Day of Caring, businesses and organizations made a commitment to offer their employees a chance to step away from their normal routine to provide hands-on, volunteer labor for a wide variety of nonprofit projects.

In the months leading up to the Day of Caring, nonprofits submitted projects that they needed help with or drive requests for supplies they could utilize to help others. Then teams of volunteers and individuals selected their projects on a first come, first serve basis. In accordance with United Way’s Community Impact focus, all Day of Caring projects were designed to address issues in Education, Income, Health, and Safety Net.

“The tremendous volunteer effort across our area for the annual United Way Day of Caring is truly remarkable! The spirit of caring for fellow community members is always evident, but this year it means even more, as there are still lingering ramifications from the pandemic and the December tornadoes,” said Debbie Hills, President & CEO of United Way of Southern Kentucky. “On behalf of the many nonprofits that were impacted by the generous gifts of drives, time, and energy from our volunteers today, we thank the hundreds who participated.”

If you would still like to get involved, the BG Strong Building Blitz with the Bowling Green Habitat for Humanity is still ongoing. Please reach out to them if you would like to participate.