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March 4, 2012

Small Towns, Great Big Hearts - Kentucky Tornado Relief Efforts

Local donation efforts
Our county along with neighboring counties suffered a tremendous amount of damage last week when tornadoes touched down in Kentucky.  Sadly, people lost so much: loved ones and homes.  To attempt to describe the experience or the aftermath would be futile of me, I don't think I could properly convey the depth of tragedy nature's wrath can inflict.

What I can offer is a perspective on the amazing relief efforts taking place here in our small communities.  Cars and trucks line up along the entrances to our schools, delivering much needed items like water, cleaning supplies, food, and blankets.  People young and old are carrying, organizing, and ensuring these items reach those who are in great need of them.  Local volunteers, telephone crews, electric crews, and the National Guard are working diligently to clean up and repair the affected areas.

It is a beautiful sight to behold when you watch the big hearts of small towns working together to rebuild the community and offer some hope to those in need.

Despite the best efforts of the local community, we are still in desperate need of Food!

With the additional weight of the snow storms that landed in our area, efforts have have been crippled.  Food and basic supplies are very much needed by those who are still without homes or living without power.

Continued prayers for those affected by the storms.  If you are in any way able to help, please do!

Interested parties wanting to make donations should go to http://kyem.ky.gov/recovery/Pages/VolunteerCoordination.aspx  for directions and list of registered charities and affiliates.

Update:  More donation information and local volunteer opportunities can be found at http://www.moreheadstate.edu/msucares/

If you would like to make a direct donation to support FOOD SHELF efforts for Menifee and Morgan Counties, please contact us at ruralmoms AT gmail DOT com.  All money will  be used for food purchase to be delivered directly to shelters.  No amount is too small, when people are hungry, a few dollars can go a long way!

Friends or family who have been unable to locate loved ones since Friday’s storms are encouraged to register the missing person’s information on the Kentucky Emergency Management website at www.kyem.ky.gov or through the American Red Cross Safe and Well Program at www.americanredcross.org.

2 comments:

  1. Shared your post on tornado relief on my twitter account (@McKinneyMommas) trying to spread the word!

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  2. Thank you so much, McKinneyMommas! Every little bit counts and every share gets more people involved.

    Truly appreciate your kindness!

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