Western Kentucky University spreads positivity with the Day of Caring

BOWLING GREEN Ky.-While the Coronavirus spreads, Western Kentucky University is looking to spread positivity, all through Thursday’s WKU Day of Caring initiative.

University faculty, staff, current students and graduates blew up their social media accounts with uplifting memories of their time on the hill.

In addition, the university used this opportunity to seek monetary donations to support initiatives providing emergency funding for students. WKU junior Will Harris said he’s glad to be a Hilltopper.

“This has been awesome to see. With the day of caring and the opportunity fund for students who are really in need right now due to the different situations they’re in right now, you get to see this WKU family really take a hands-on approach. Although we’re distanced, we’re all in this together,” Harris said.

WKU director of integrated marketing and appeals with the philanthropy and alumni engagement staff Heather McWhorter said one of the reasons the day of caring was launched was to keep a sense of unity while most are away from campus.

“We knew that many members of the WKU families are adapting to new situations and are really disconnected with loved ones and friends. We wanted to do something to celebrate connections that people have made because of WKU,” McWhorter said.

At the end of the day, and empty campus doesn’t mean the big red family isn’t together.

“The pride that I have for WKU is nothing short of amazing. Seeing all this today just reiterates the fact that wku is a family,” Harris said.