The day before classes start at the University of Kentucky means a day of volunteerism for hundreds of students. UK Fusion kicked off Tuesday morning, sending students, staff and faculty to work in neighborhoods all over Lexington. Students volunteered at the Arboretum, community gardens, children’s organizations, and food pantries, among others.
“Fusion has given me a chance to spend several hours serving my community, learn about dozens of nonprofit agencies in Lexington and become a leader on campus,” said Fusion Director Shannon O’Hara. “Fusion is my favorite event during K Week because I love seeing incoming students making connections with their new peers while doing amazing things for our community.”
UK Fusion is run through the UK Center for Community Outreach, which also organizes Alternative Service Breaks, the DanceBlue fundraiser and the Big Blue Pantry, a campus food pantry.