KY Tornados and Storms – How to help our Kentucky | YES 12:30 p.m.
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On December 10 and 11, 2021, much of Kentucky was devastated by a series of tornadoes and storms that traveled more than 200 miles across 4 states. Western and parts of central Kentucky were hit hardest by these tornadoes. The people and communities of western and central Kentucky, particularly Mayfield, Ky., Will need our help in the days to come.
Visit here to find the different ways you can help our fellow citizens and friends in Kentucky. Please, if you can, help whatever you can. #kentuckystrong
Ways to help
United Way of South Central Kentucky accepts donations. 100% of donations will go to victims of Kentucky tornadoes and storms.
To donate, visit HERE.
The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has posted the information below on how you can help.
Mayfield-Graves County Fairgrounds
Mayfield, Kentucky 42066
List of necessary items:
Work / utility gloves
The governor said there will be a Western Kentucky Relief Fund set up for monetary donations and as soon as it is operational we will send a link. But we also encourage you to contribute what you can to the Kentucky Red Cross.
Donate online here
Text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $ 10 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief.
To donate by phone by credit card or to ask questions about donating money to the Red Cross, please call 1-800-HELP NOW (1-800-435-7669)
School systems in Eastern KY
The school will organize a “Stuff the Bus” to collect items.
Visit HERE for details.
Kentucky State Police posted the following on their Facebook page.
KSP Post 1 Mayfield Update on Tornado
“How you can help”
As emergency teams continue to respond to the effects of a deadly tornado that swept through western Kentucky, many citizens are volunteering to assist in these efforts. Kentucky State Police, Post 1 Dispatch receives an overwhelming number of calls from citizens wanting to help. Donations are accepted at CFSB in Mayfield (100 Dick Castleman Bypass Mayfield, KY), or call 270-727-5114.
Visit the Kentucky State Police Station 1 HERE.
The State of Kentucky Western Kentucky Relief Fund allows you to help.
Visit HERE make a donation.
The Louisa (Lawrence County) Police Department has published the Lawrence County School System below.
Visit HERE for more details on how to help.
Forcht WAIN Radio broadcasting stations in Colombia collect articles for Green River ministries in Taylor County.
Drop off your items at WAIN Radio station and visit HERE to learn more about Green River Ministries.
The Christian County Chamber of Commerce (Hopkinsville) suggests ways to help.
Visit HERE for more information.
National Honor Society at Letcher County Central High School
The National Honor Society at Letcher County Central High School is collecting supplies for communities trying to recover from Friday night tornadoes. We are asking community members to drop off supplies at LCC during school hours the week of December 13-17.
Some of the items requested by these communities are:
From Kentucky State Police 13 to Hazard
As you all know, the western part of our state has been hit very hard by recent storms. As Kentuckians, we stick together and help each other. We will be collecting donations throughout the week to transport them to regions carried out at the end of the week. Many families lost everything, anything we can get would be greatly appreciated. If you would like to donate, you can drop them off at Kentucky State Police Station 13, Hazard. Thanks in advance. Please also pray for the families and first responders who will be working around the clock.
The Town of Whitesburg (Letcher County) is helping. See below.