There are many ways to help flood survivors in Eastern Kentucky. Here are some of the organizations providing support to people who experienced loss from the recent flooding.
- Governor Andy Beshear has established the Team Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief Fund to assist those impacted by the flooding. All donations to Team Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief Fund are tax-deductible and donors will receive a receipt for tax purposes after donating. If you want to donate to the fund, please visit Team Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief Fund.
- Appalachian Regional Healthcare Foundation Flood Relief Fund is accepting cleaning supplies, non-perishable food and water at 2260 Executive Dr., Lexington. Donors can go to arh.org/floods.
- Franklin County Fiscal Court is accepting donations of bottled water, diapers, baby food and nonperishable food items, personal toiletries and cleaning supplies until August 3 at the Franklin County Fire Station 10, 106 Darby Shire Circle, Frankfort,
- Kentucky Educational Development Corporation is teaming with Fayette County Schools to collect donations at two sites: 100 Midland Ave., Lexington (the old Herald-Leader Building), and at 900 Rose Road, Ashland, until August 3.
- Team Rubicon is performing muck-outs, chainsaw operations and debris removal. To volunteer or donate, visit teamrubiconusa.org.
- The Kentucky Department of Agriculture and the Kentucky Horse Council are accepting water, toiletries and nonperishables at 105 Corporate Dr., Suite A in Frankfort until August 5.
- Aspire Appalachia receives donations at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to indicate the donation is for the July 2022 flood relief.
- Kentucky American Red Cross accepts online donations at redcross.org/local/kentucky.html. The organization suggests subscribing to redcross.org/apps to access useful information and tips on handling disasters and everyday occurrences. Red Cross can also assist in finding shelter.
- Save the Children accepts donations online at support.savethechildren.org.
- The Christian Appalachian Project’s (CAP) Disaster Relief Program and Operation Sharing Program are organizing teams to strip buildings of ruined materials that may lead to black mold. Contact CAP at (606) 789-9791 or online at greatnonprofits.org.
- New Frontier Outfitters is partnering with the Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky to raise funds by selling “Eastern Kentucky Strong” T-shirts for $20 on its website, newfrontierbrand.com.
Offers of Assistance
Whether it’s volunteering to clean up debris, donating goods and services, or providing shelter, if you are an individual or organization wishing to help in Eastern Kentucky, Kentucky Emergency Management has set up a portal to accept offers of assistance. Visit EKY Flooding Event – Offers of Assistance (arcgis.com) to sign up.