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UPDATE 8/3/2022

Submitted by japerr2 on Wed, 08/03/2022 - 01:54 pm

We’re hearing from community organizers that monetary donations to smaller funds and organizations are greatly needed.

Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center
Cowan Community Action Group
Hindman Settlement School
Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky

UKFCU has teamed up with the American Red Cross Bluegrass Chapter to help those struggling with the devastating effects of the recent flooding in Eastern Kentucky with a $25,000 donation. In addition, UKFCU is honored to match your donation dollar for dollar, up to $25,000, for a maximum donation of $50,000. You can donate here:

Hindman Settlement School is looking for Volunteer Coordinators to help with the humanitarian effort in Knott County. The individuals chosen for the position will be responsible for leading resource distribution and organize volunteers. The pay is $20 per hour.

From Appalachian Regional Healthcare: “Our Eastern Kentucky communities have been devastated by catastrophic flooding. Our residents are in desperate need of generators, transportation, food, water and access to health care and medicine. Please help today by donating at the link below.”

Cleaning supplies, baby formula, food, diapers and supplies, pet food and supplies, pillows, blankets, personal hygiene items, nonperishable food items, water, can openers, disposable plates, utensils, gloves, Buckets and Bucket lids, Heavy Duty Gloves, Sponges, Mops, Floor squeegees, Paper Towels, Toilet Paper, Trash Bags, Bleach Lysol, Flashlights, Batteries, Underwear (all sizes adults and children) Socks (adults, children, baby), Children’s clothing (all sizes), Laundry Detergent rubber boots and water are also being accepted at our Lexington office at 2260 Executive Dr Lexington KY.

Hours of collection: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM Monday – Friday (through 8/5/22)

VETERAN’S ASSISTANCE From Mountain Top News: A DAV National Service Officer will be available to file claims for any veteran affected by recent flooding in damage to or loss of their homes. If you are a veteran who was honorably discharged from service, please stop by one of the two locations listed below to seek flood relief assistance from the DAV.

PIKEVILLE - Wednesday, Aug. 3, 10:00-4:00
Veterans Benefits Assistance Center
109 Division Street, Suite 2
Pikeville, KY 41501
HAZARD - Thursday, Aug. 4,10:00-4:00, Friday, Aug. 5,10:00-4:00
VA Clinic
210 Black Gold Blvd
Hazard, KY 41701