​Mayor's Week of Service draws nearly 100 volunteers to Volunteers of America programs

Brown-Forman volunteers painted furniture for renovated apartments at our Shelby Street Clinical Campus.

Volunteers of America Mid-States extends our thanks to the dedicated volunteers who participated in Louisville's fifth annual Mayor's Week of Service. Nearly 100 volunteers joined us to help with projects at our Shelby Street Clinical Campus and our Veterans Services building on West Broadway in Louisville.

Brown-Forman, Walgreens, LG&E and several board members got their hands dirty painting furniture, landscaping and prepping space for a vegetable garden at our Shelby Street Clinical Campus on Thursday, April 21. Chef Chris Turner, owner and creator of ZOFI Kombucha, also volunteered at the Shelby Street Campus, grilling out lunch for our volunteers and residents. Additionally, our dedicated community partner, JuicePlus+, served smoothies to all of our volunteers.

On Friday, volunteer groups from Dr. Kwane Watson's West Louisville Dental Center, General Electric and UPS focused their efforts at the 2500 Building on West Broadway, where our Veterans Services office is located. Volunteers helped with landscaping around the building and planting flowers to brighten up the multi-purpose campus for spring.

"Without the thousands of hours our volunteers donate each year, we would not be able to provide our life-changing services to the more than 20,000 people we serve. Having so many busy professionals join us for Mayor's Week of Service is a gift that positively impacts not only those we serve, but our staff too," said Volunteers of America President and CEO Jennifer Hancock.

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