|Local donation efforts|
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 donate via the PayPal button below. 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.
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This just in for the results of what has been collected so far!
3/7/2012- Yesterday, thanks to the generosity of Friends, Family, and Rural Mom Readers, we were able to deliver $652.63 of food for those in need in our first round of efforts. Thanks to you, over 1000 meals will reach people living in homes without power or living in shelters, because they no longer have a home.