VINCENNES, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV)– With 35 dead and hundreds still missing following severe flooding throughout Kentucky, one local organization is prepared to help families in need.
His Helping Hands Disaster Response is accepting donations to help pack hygiene and disaster relief kits before they send a truck of supplies down later this week.
“We’ll be taking our truck on Thursday to Jackson, Kentucky which is about 20-30 minutes from Hazard,” Jason Burkhart, the chief operating officer for the company, said. “We’re working with local churches to get our items distributed and unloaded, and we’ll probably be following up with maybe a second or third truck.”
Burkhart said the group works to stock materials throughout the year, so they can be prepared to help in emergency situations like this.
“When we’re doing the response, we’re calling as soon as it hits and talking to our local churches, and maybe the chamber of commerce, whoever can help guide us to the place that’s most in need at that point,” he said.
Burkhart said the organization accepts both material and cash donations. A list of materials they accept as part of relief or hygiene kits can be found on their website.