Appalachia Rises: How you can help the Eastern Kentucky flood victims
LEXINGTON, Kentucky (WKYT) - Gov. Andy Beshear says damage is in the hundreds of millions of dollars and hundreds of people have been displaced by the floods in Eastern Kentucky.
Here are ways you can help:
Team Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief Fund: Governor Beshear has established this fund to help those impacted by flooding. All proceeds will go to flood victims. All donations to the Team Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief Fund are tax-deductible and donors will receive a receipt for tax purposes after donating.
Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky Crisis Fund: The Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky has created a crisis fund for flood victims.
Appalachian Regional Healthcare Foundation Flood Relief Fund: ARH is taking monetary donations online.
Matthew 25: Ministries - You may donate online or mail checks to Matthew 25: Ministries, 11060 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash, Ohio 45242 (100% of donated funds designated for Eastern Kentucky flooding will be used for the purpose intended).
They are also taking product donations at their facility located at 11060 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash, Ohio, 45242:
- Cases of bottled water (12- and 24- count)
- Personal care products: Antibacterial soap, hand sanitizer, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, body wash, deodorant, lotion, etc.
- Cleaning supplies: Laundry detergents, general cleaner, sponges, bleach (powdered form is preferred), mops, scrub brushes, buckets, rubber gloves, etc.
- Paper products: Toilet paper, paper towels, etc.
- Baby and infant supplies: Diapers, wipes, diaper rash ointment, baby wash, baby shampoo, baby lotion, etc.
- First-aid items: Bandages, gauze, pads, first aid tape, antiseptic creams, hydrogen peroxide, alcohol, latex gloves, instant cold packs, etc.
- New and in original packaging: Power tools, fans, generators, etc.
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