FUSION 2016 aims to #ServeTheLex with day of community service

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 17, 2016) — Over 1,000 students will be involved in the University of Kentucky’s largest single day of service on Tuesday, August 23.

For Unity and Service In Our Neighborhoods (FUSION,) will begin 9:45 a.m. with an opening ceremony featuring several guest speakers, including UK President Eli Capilouto.  Students will then have the opportunity to serve the Lexington community for three hours, connect with peers, and learn about other community service opportunities both on campus and in the surrounding community. Volunteer work includes serving meals to the hungry, organizing donations at a local shelter, beautifying community gardens and many others.

Free lunch, T-shirts and snow cones will be provided to all participants. Students, faculty and staff may sign up at https://uky.volunteermatch.org and register to volunteer at one of 62 different locations in Lexington.

FUSION is a program housed in the UK Center for Community Outreach (CCO). The CCO seeks to serve, connect and unite the University of Kentucky with the surrounding community in collaborative efforts to promote lifelong community service. For more information about the CCO, visit www.ukcco.org

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