606-496-8756 (To request relief help, or volunteer)Volunteer Reception CenterRifle Coal FacilityHwy 172, West Liberty
The MSU Center for Regional Engagement (CRE) is taking volunteer registration at MSUCaREs.volunteerhub.com. Check the CRE Volunteer Hub site and KEM’s volunteer website at https://khelps.chfs.ky.gov for the most up-to-date information about volunteer opportunities. List of Tornado Relief Supplies
In the meantime, there are a number of agencies accepting both financial and material donations listed below that you can direct your energy towards.
The Center for Regional Engagement (320 University Street) has agreed to be a drop off point for clothing and other material donations.
MSU has established two funds to assist students, employees and others affected by the weather damage in the region. The MSU Cares Student Support Fund will provide financial support for academic-related costs incurred by our students who have been impacted by the disaster. The MSU Cares Community Outreach Fund will provide financial support to our official relief efforts coordinated through the Center for Regional Engagement and/or support employees who have been impacted by the disaster. Gifts can be made to the MSU Foundation and directed to either fund by sending a check to Palmer Development House, Morehead, KY 40351, or by credit card online at https://alumni.moreheadstate.edu/makegift.
Donations to the Red Cross KY Tornado Relief may also be made:
The Soup Kitchen has gotten a request from the state to continue providing hot meals to Morgan, Menifee, and Magoffin counties until otherwise directed to do so. If you can supply time or food it would be greatly appreciated. They have to prepare another 100+ meals for tonight and probably about 400-500/day from here on. You may stop by or call and see what is most needed. God bless you! Sign up to help at www.MSUCaREs.volunteerhub.com.
Community Soup Kitchen Inc. 606-784-95333103 Flemingsburg RoadMorehead, KY 40351 https://www.facebook.com/CommunitySoupKitchen
March 12 & 13 - KY Blood Center @ St. Claire Regional Medical Center, Morehead
Christian Appalachian Project is coordinating relief efforts for Johnson County and anyone is welcome to volunteer. There is no need to be a current CAP volunteer or to have had previous volunteering experience. Donations are also gladly accepted and can be made via telephone by calling 1-866-270-4227.Contact: Sherry Buresh, firstname.lastname@example.org, 606-308-9234 or 606-792-8283, http://www.christianapp.org/who-we-are/disaster-relief/ (Unlimited slots)
Lawrence County High School, 100 Bulldog Lane,
Louisa, KY 41230, 606-638-9676Father Beiting's Appalachian Mission Center, 332 Riverbend Rd., Louisa, KY 41230, 606-638-0219Cherryville Baptist, 7777 Highway 1690, Louisa, KY 41230, 606-673-3979First Baptist, 301 West Pike Street, Louisa, KY 41230, 606-638-4861
Contact Tana Banks at (606) 422-5976 for work assignments.
Contact the Tornado Recovery Information Center at 859-935-1636 for information on how to help residents of Salyersville and other parts of Magoffin County with tornado recovery. The center is staffed from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. If no one answers, leave a message and someone will return your call ASAP.
Community SheltersLloyd M. Hall Community Center – Contact Person: Susie Salyer 606-349-4409
Designated drop off locations include the Trinity Freewill Baptist Church in Lovely, the Martin County Courthouse and the Sheldon Clark High School, both in Inez; additional information from the Williamson Daily News
Emergency Management Office in Martin County: We are sending out volunteers to help individual homeowners with debris removal. In the communities of Lovely, Beauty, Debord, and Rockhouse, they had 150 homes damaged and 30 destroyed. Folks who are interested in helping in Martin County can call Lee Gauze, Director of Emergency Management in Martin County at (606) 298-2088.
Go to the Fire Department across the road from Botts Elementary (6882 US HWY 460E, Denniston, KY 40316). They are sending out 2-3 person work crews to board windows, tarp roofs, and clear debris; or go to the Frenchburg Community & Clark Energy Building at 128 Bible Camp Lane in Frenchburg and help sort donations.
Community SheltersCommunity Center - Contact Person: Lola Thomas 859-229-6782Items Accepted: Food, Cleaning Supplies, Water, Baby SuppliesSkating Rink – Contact Person: Melony Golden 606-359-2591Items Accepted: ClothingOld Botts School – Contact Person: Robin WellsItems Accepted: ToysAmburgy Metal Supply – Contact Person: Ray Wells 606-359-1437Items Accepted: Furniture and Lumber Supplies
Community SheltersAssembly of Faith Church – Contact Person: Mike Frisby 606-743-9234Address: 5578 HWY 519, West Liberty, KY 41472FEMA is requesting that any further clothing donations be NEW, socks and underwear are needed the most.
You may also drop-off items at Morgan County Central Elementary, which also serves as a shelter - 3201 Hwy 460 W, West Liberty.
Index Community Church, 1749 W Main St West Liberty, phone: 606-743-4733, is accepting donations of supplies, clothing, etc.
Samaritan's Purse is set up in Malone at Grace Baptist Church and is accepting donations and volunteers.
West Liberty Police Department - WLPD: Morgan County - Needs: Kerosene heaters, fuel jugs/cans, AM/FM battery operated radios, car seats & booster seats, play pens, non-perishable ready to eat food (many have no way to cook), flashlights with batteries as well as lanterns, batteries, underwear in all sizes for men/women/children, bras for ladies, socks of all sizes, sippy cups and baby bottles, pacifiers, blankets, bed sheets, pillows, manual can openers, rope, tarps, duct tape, roofing nails, bowls, laundry detergent. We are NO LONGER accepting clothes except for the above items. We can only accept NEW items. Contact: Kim Standafer, 606-369-3789
If you would like to volunteer at Crockett, KY, contact Stuart Cook at 606-522-3559. They are 15 miles outside of West Liberty in Morgan Count on RT 172 -- The Old Paint primitive Baptist Church is providing meals to their community.
RELIEF CENTER open - shelter, supplies, employment, etc.:Janice King: 606-522-3224Kelli Thomas: 606-522-3362Located behind New Salem Church House (Dock's Creek) 247 HWY 1715West Liberty, KY 41472In the Moon area, serving 3 counties
How to Get Help
Menifee County Dispatch in the Wellington area and have been providing search, rescue, and on-site emergency treatment for horses, cattle, goats, pigs, dogs, cats, etc, since Saturday morning. There are dozens of affected animals in various states of need (most of their owners are hospitalized, and there are no standing barns/shelters, etc.). Disaster coordination and shelter for human victims is at Botts Elementary School, and the Menifee County Fire Dept Station #2, located on 460 just east of Frenchburg.
There is an overwhelming need for large animal feed (cattle, horse, goat, pig, etc) and hay, along with dog/cat food, litter, bedding, etc. These items can be dropped at either location mentioned, or can be brought to Eagles Landing. We are making a daily delivery of all donated items. We have a few animals here at the clinic receiving medical care, but for the most part we have been able to provide on-site care and make foster arrangements. We have received numerous calls/visits from owners in West Liberty requesting pet rescue, but we have not been allowed into West Liberty at all, and frankly, since we are at day 4 post-storm, we are beginning to lose hope of being able to save a lot of these little guys. Please continue to remember these 4-legged victims of this tragedy, as well, and their desperate owners - Eagles Landing Pet Hospital, 330 W 1st Street, Morehead, KY 40351, 606-780-0208
The Gateway District Medical Reserve Corp needs medically qualified volunteers such as nurses and doctors to work in shelters that have been set up in response to the tornado in West Liberty and surrounding counties. If you are interested in volunteering, please visit khelps.chfs.ky.gov and register. For more information, contact the Gateway District Health Dept. at 606-674-6396.
Spring break is coming up and we will have ample opportunities to help at that time; check back on www.moreheadstate.edu/msucares, as projects are being planned in the region. Thank you for your willingness to give and help.
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