Kentucky Floods Resource Guide

August 5, 2022

On July 28th, Appalachians experienced record-breaking torrential rainfall in eastern Kentucky that brought on severe flash flooding and mudslides across the region. The historic flooding claimed over 30 lives and has displaced hundreds of Kentuckians, many of whom are without food, water, shelter, and electricity.

President Joe Biden declared the flooding an official disaster emergency and opened federal funding through FEMA for communities impacted by the storm.

As eastern Kentucky begins recovery efforts, the following organizations are actively involved in providing immediate relief and essential services to community members.

The Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky quickly mobilized an Appalachian Crisis Aid Fund and is getting out emergency relief grants to individuals and families in need, starting with those families currently in shelters and hotels. In the coming weeks and months, they will be releasing additional emergency relief grants to help families get back on their feet.

Address:
The Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky
420 Main Street, Hazard, KY 41701

Appalachian Regional Healthcare Foundation created a Flood Relief Fund to provide individuals and families affected by the flooding with essential items such as generators, transportation, food, water and access to health care and medicine.

Address:
Appalachian Regional Healthcare Foundation
2260 Executive Drive Lexington, KY 40505

American Red Cross disaster workers are on the ground in Kentucky providing emergency shelter, meals, emotional support, and essential health supplies such as prescription medications and critical medical equipment.

Address:
American Red Cross – Kentucky Region
510 E Chestnut Street Louisville, KY 40202

Team Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief Fund was established by Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear to help those impacted by flooding. All proceeds will go to flood victims.

Address:
Team Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief Fund
Public Protection Cabinet
500 Mero Street, 218 NC, Frankfort, KY 40601

Appalshop is a community-based nonprofit in Appalachia. They are collecting verifiable donation fund information and resources to share with the community and are redistributing donations made to them to support individuals with direct, immediate aid.

Address:
Appalshop
91 Madison Avenue Whitesburg, KY 41858

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