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Central Kentucky group sending aid to flood victims

By: Tamara Evans Email
By: Tamara Evans Email

The cleanup has only just begun for folks dealing with one of the worst flash floods in recent history.

While people in Pike County begin the process of trying to recover, folks across the state do what they can to help.

For Christy Carter, she's one of numerous people who have stopped by a warehouse on Palumbo Drive wanting to help.

"Cleaned out the closet and basement, brought some furniture and rugs, clothes, shoes, anything we can do to help,"Carter says.

Originally from Pikeville, Carter decided, in this time of need, she needed to step up. Now, donating to the Christian Appalachian Project's relief fund.

"One of the ladies that died was my friend's cousin, so it's heartbreaking for this family. The devastation is terrible. The pictures are heartbreaking. I have friends who have lost everything," Carter says.

For Garry Vickers, who is originally from Eastern Kentucky and with the Christian Appalachian Project, he says it is a sight that's hard to see.

"It's devastating. I mean, to see these people's homes washed off the foundation, people have lost everything they have in their homes, and you have trailers wrapped around trees. It's amazing there wasn't a greater loss of life," says Garry Vickers.

Which is they are now asking people to step up to help those hit hard and to give what they can for those who now need after the weekend flooding.

"Anything. Canned goods, and cleaning supplies. That's gonna be one of the largest needs we have there right now, so people can get back on their feet", says Garry Vickers.

Here's how you can help get people back on their feet - all you have to do is donate whether that be canned goods, cleaning supplies, money, or food. They are accepting all donations right now.

Just bring it by the warehouse in Lexington, located at 2592 Palumbo Drive. They will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. everyday this week. Beginning on Tuesday morning at 10 a.m., they will also have a truck set up at the Walmart in Hamburg to donate items.

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