The North Kentucky Chapter provides free radon testing to their local community

The North Kentucky Student Corps (NKYSC) organized two virtual Zoom meetings to study radon testing in residential houses. Radon, a hazardous gas with long-term health effects, is particularly notable in Kentucky. On August 28, 2022, the NKYSC invited Professor Hongxiang Li from the J.B. Speed School of Engineering at the University of Louisville to give a presentation about radon testing and to lead the discussion among NKYSC members. Seeking to help the local community maintain good health, the NKYSC decided to provide families an opportunity to test the radon levels in their homes, especially in their basements, in order to ensure that their homes do not have a potential hazard. NKYSC members purchased different types of EPA-approved radon detectors to offer free radon test service to the local community; Summer Li, a member of the chapter, designed a flyer describing the radon test in detail.

On September 18, 2022, the NKYSC held a charity sale to raise money for Student Corps. The Kentuckiana Chinese School graciously allowed the NKYSC to set up tables in its parking lot. The NKYSC also used this opportunity to promote their radon test service and successfully made appointments with multiple house owners. Homeowners generously donated a sum of $100 to Student Corps.

During this event, NKYSC members also sold second-hand books and toys to young children. The NKYSC believes that books are a vital element to a child’s academic development and thus is willing to provide them at a lower cost to the families that need access to such a resource. The NKYSC raised $118 through this charity sale and previous ones; these funds were then donated to Student Corps.

All in all, the North Kentucky Student Corps hopes to continue providing services that will benefit the community’s physical and mental health.

By Oliver Li

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