Kentucky disaster relief : How to donate to Western Kentucky

Several organizations have started putting together supply drives and donation sites where you can help Western Kentucky tornado victims.

LOUISEVILLE, KY – After a historic four-state weather system swept through much of western Kentucky Friday night, multiple tornadoes left widespread damage and many lives lost.

The place worst affected was in Graves County, where Governor Andy Beshear said the city of Mayfield was “devastated.”

“The level of destruction is unlike anything I’ve seen in my life,” Bashir said in a press conference this afternoon. “This, I think, will be the deadliest hurricane system that has ever run across Kentucky.”

Online Donations

The Western Kentucky branch of the American Red Cross serves several counties affected by severe weather that lasted all Friday night.

The American Red Cross makes it easy to send a quick $10 donation by simply sending “REDCROSS” to 90999. Other donations can be made by calling 800-733-2767 or visiting online. Other information, including suggestions on how to find a person affected by a storm can be found here.

The Red Cross also needs to donate blood for the victims.

To donate or find a blood donation site near you, visit their website.

Western Kentucky Relief Fund

During a news conference on Saturday afternoon, Kentucky Governor Andy Bashir said his office has set up a relief fund that people can donate to.

The money will be distributed to those who need it most in western Kentucky.

All donations to the Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund are tax-exempt and donors will receive a receipt for tax purposes after the donation.

For more information and to donate, visit their website.

The Salvation Army has set up a disaster relief fund for hurricane victims. Donations can be made here.

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian group. Starting Sunday, the group plans to begin shipping relief supplies to churches in Kentucky. Besides food and emergency supplies, supplies will include heaters, blankets, solar lights and mini-fridges. Donations to help support these efforts can be made here.

Samaritan Purse is a humanitarian group. The organization said it has sent disaster response teams to Mayfield, Kentucky, and Monnet, Arkansas, while other teams are beginning to head to the devastation in Tennessee and Illinois. A tractor trailer full of tools and equipment departed from Texas, according to the group, with more roadside assistance from North Carolina when weather permits. Donations can be made here.

Donate supplies

Veteran Club Inc is assembling a team and collecting supplies to provide hurricane relief in western Kentucky.

A supply delivery location will be located at Fern Creek Christian Church, 9419 Seatonville Road, Louisville KY on Monday, December 13 from noon to 7 p.m.

They demand plenty of water, medical supplies, non-perishable foods, heaters, warm clothes, large tents, and pet food.

Once their trucks are full, Veteran Club Inc will deliver supplies to Northside Baptist Church in Mayfield early next week.

Jefferson County Public Schools

Kentucky’s largest school district will host “Stuff the Bus” – A week-long event to collect items for families affected by hurricanes.

They ask for things like bottled water, fabrics, baby food and milk, nappies, canned and canned food, and hygiene products.

Donations can be made at the VanHoose Learning Building from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. every day this week.

Western Kentucky Drive Game

Kentucky residents are urged to donate items new, unwrapped and in original packaging. Officials say they don’t need any clothes at this time.

Ages Needed: From infants to teens

Eligible Items: Toys, books, electronics, and $25 Visa or MasterCard gift cards

Send donations by mail to:

KY . places
Louisville, Kentucky 40209

Broadbent Arena
KFEC Gate 4 Dr, Louisville, KY 40209 (Off Crittenden Drive)

Deliveries accepted Tue, Dec 14 – Fri, Dec 17, Noon – 5 PM EST,
and Saturday, December 18, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

St. Matthews Police Department
3940 Grandview Ave, St Matthews, KY 40207

Accepted delivery times Tuesday, December 14 – Friday, December 17, 8am-4pm EST

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office
150 N Limestone No. 265, Lexington, Kentucky 40507

Deliveries are accepted 24 hours a day, Tuesday 14 December – Saturday 18 December

Additional sites will be added soon

Kenton County Police Department
11777 Madison Pike Independence, Kentucky 41051

Deliveries are accepted 24 hours a day, Tuesday 14 December – Saturday 18 December

Paducah Police Department
1400 Broadway Paducah, Kentucky 42003

Deliveries are accepted 24 hours a day, Tuesday 14 December – Saturday 18 December

Canton County Government Center
1840 Simon Kenton Way, Covington, KY 41011

Accepted delivery times Tuesday, December 14 – Friday, December 17, 8am-5pm EST

Kentucky State Police Stations

KSP publications in Elizabethtown, Campbellsburg, Dry Ridge, Richmond, Morehead, Pickville, Harlan, London, Frankfurt, Hazard, Ashland, Columbia and Henderson:

  • Deliveries are accepted 24 hours a day, Tuesday 14 December – Saturday 18 December

This story will be updated as we learn of more organizations that support disaster relief in Western Kentucky.

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