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Louisville recognized as model city for compassion

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville is once again named a model of compassion.
  
Louisville has been named as an example for other cities for a fourth straight year.

The honor was given by the Charter for Compassion International.

Mayor Greg Fischer accepted the honor over the weekend.

He cited several examples of what he called citizens' "deep and profound instinct to help one another and give."

Examples included residents' response to vandalism at a local mosque, where more than 1,000 people helped cover offensive graffiti, the "Give Local Louisville Day," which raised $3 million for local charities, and the mayor's annual "Give a Day Week," which encourages volunteering.

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