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Donations begin to come in for flood victims

As the people of Pike County begin to rebuild and put their lives back together there are groups across Kentucky who are trying to help them. One of those groups is the Christian Appalachian Project.

The group began taking donations yesterday but expect the volume to increase as word gets out. They are collecting the donations at their location on Palumbo Drive. Once collected the donations will be loaded into a truck and taken to Pike County to help the families affected by the flooding.

The director of the project says he expects to fill a truck today. The group also has a semi parked at Walmart in Hamburg where people can drop off donations.

The director, Garry Vickers, says the donations not only fill a physical need, but an emotional one as well.

"The goods are necessary but the feeling that someone cares does almost as much good," said Vickers.

The people here say they can use any kind of donations, whether it's clothes or food, but what they need most is cleaning supplies. That's because so many of the homes in Pike county are full of mud and dirt.


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