Mayor's Week of Service brings more than 60 volunteers to Shelby Street Clinical Campus

As part of Mayor's Week of Service, volunteers from Brown-Forman, Fifth Third Bank, UPS, GE Appliances and Rainbow Blossom Natural Markets spent the entire day giving their time to Volunteers of America on April 19 painting, landscaping and building a new garden for the men and women we serve at our Shelby Street Clinical Campus as they work to overcome addiction.

During our Give-A-Day of service activities, Mayor Greg Fischer and Dr. Barry Kerzin, personal physician to the Dalai Lama, visited our Shelby Street Clinical Campus. Dr. Kerzin was in Louisville as part of the Festival of Faiths, and he and Mayor Fischer took time out of their day to speak with and thank our volunteers for their hard work and to recognize Volunteers of America's efforts to better our community and end the cycle of addiction. Volunteers of America was honored to welcome Dr. Kerzin to our city and to our Shelby Street Clinical Campus during this week focused on compassion and service to our community.

"Mayor Fischer deserves tremendous credit for his leadership in bringing Louisville together to become a more compassionate and caring city, said Jennifer Hancock, Volunteers of America President and CEO. "We are so pleased that Mayor Fischer and Dr. Kerzin were able to join us as our volunteers showed their commitment to serving our residents."

See more from our Mayor's Day of Service.