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Collection of donated goods halted due to overwhelming support

The American Red Cross halted collection of donated goods for disaster areas.

The response has been so great that the American Red Cross was notified this morning by the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management that the immediate needs of storms victims are being met (clothes, goods, food, etc.) at this time and to encourage those wanting to help to give financial donations to help the victims begin to reestablish their lives.

"We've been told that the area is at capacity for collected physical goods at this time and that in order to continue an organized method of delivery of vital services, the response is being shifted to long term assistance." says Winn Stephens, development director of the Bluegrass Chapter of the American Red Cross.

The Red Cross will be continuing Damage Assessment in the affected areas this week and will begin client casework as soon as possible. The shelter in Morgan County remains open and the Laurel County Shelter remains on stand by.

To make a financial donation to support Kentucky Tornado victims :

Visit www.redcross.org and give to the Disaster Relief Fund
Call 1-800-REDCROSS
Text Redcross 90999
Drop a check off at any Central Bank or Fifth Third Bank Location
Mail a check to 1450 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40511 with Disaster Relief in the memo line

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