Hal Goode Executive Director
Sometimes it’s not so Goode news in our report. I can’t help but think of our counterparts in Western Kentucky after the deadly storm. My good friend Jana York with the Western Kentucky Allied Services in Mayfield, “How can we assist?”
In the wake of the deadly storm that devastated Western Kentucky, many local groups and organizations have taken the initiative to help those affected. Here’s how to get involved:
Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund: Governor Beshear has established the Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund to assist those impacted by the tornados. All donations to the Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund are tax-deductible and donors will receive a receipt for tax purposes after donating. https://secure.kentucky.gov/formservices/Finance/WKYRelief
Kentucky Red Cross: The nonprofit organization is taking donations for Mayfield’s recovery. The Red Cross and their partners are working around the clock to help those in need and make sure everyone has a safe place to stay, food to eat, critical relief supplies, emotional support and comfort. Text REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief.
To donate by phone via credit card or to ask questions about donating money to the Red Cross, please call 1-800-HELP NOW (1-800-435-7669)
Kentucky Blood Center: Giving blood is an opportunity to give to the community in a very real way. Even though the process is simple and doesn’t require much time at all, people in those communities still need regular blood donors. Visit their website for more information about donating blood to those in need.
KEDC (Kentucky Education Development Corporation): They are assisting by stuffing buses and vans with toys, water, etc. for the Western KY tornado victims. They are collecting donations all week and hope to deliver their collections on Monday the 20th. Starting Monday through Friday of next week, KEDC is accepting donations at their Ashland office (904 Rose Road, Ashland) and Lexington Office (118 James Court Ste 60).
Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief: More than 2,500 individuals are trained as Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief workers. Volunteers can staff feeding units designed to deliver thousands of hot meals on short notice; move in with chainsaws to help remove debris; do the dirty work of helping families remove mud from flooded homes; and provide many other disaster relief services. They are currently taking donations towards disaster relief efforts in the aftermath of Western Kentucky tornadoes.
Mayfield Police Department: They’re currently taking donations, which can be dropped off at Northside Baptist Church (611 W Lockridge St). Items that are needed include, men’s/women’s/children’s clothing, coats, sweatshirts, jackets, socks, underwear, cleaning supplies and hygiene items.
Mayfield-Graves County United Way