Bloggers and fellow social media junkies….PLEASE Let’s use our on-line reach and voices for good!
coverage of the aftermath of the terrible storms that have swept
through the Midwest. Today, I’m calling on the social media community to
help make an impact. One of our members, Barb, who lives in
one of the hard-hit communities in Kentucky, is trying to spread the word
about the ongoing recovery:
in desperate need of support…the people of Kentucky who are living
through this disaster are in GREAT need.”
on donation opportunities, and she is asking for our help in spreading
the word to our readers who may be able to help. She added:
donation to make a grocery run for the shelters based on lists they will
provide. I will be happy to scan and provide a receipt for those
looking for confirmation or a tax receipt for their efforts. My
Paypal is email@example.com -
people are free to contact me via this address with questions or
alternative donation methods.”
Please join us in helping Barb and all of our other fellow bloggers
in these hard-hit areas spread the word about donation needs and make
donations to help relief efforts where possible.
|Local donation efforts|
Our county along with neighboring counties suffered a tremendous amount of damage last week when tornadoes touched down in Kentucky. Sadly, people lost so much: loved ones and homes. To attempt to describe the experience or the aftermath would be futile of me, I don’t think I could properly convey the depth of tragedy nature’s wrath can inflict.
What I can offer is a perspective on the amazing relief efforts taking place here in our small communities. Cars and trucks line up along the entrances to our schools, delivering much needed items like water, cleaning supplies, food, and blankets. People young and old are carrying, organizing, and ensuring these items reach those who are in great need of them. Local volunteers, telephone crews, electric crews, and the National Guard are working diligently to clean up and repair the affected areas.
It is a beautiful sight to behold when you watch the big hearts of small towns working together to rebuild the community and offer some hope to those in need.
Despite the best efforts of the local community, we are still in desperate need of Food!
With the additional weight of the snow storms that landed in our area, efforts have have been crippled. Food and basic supplies are very much needed by those who are still without homes or living without power.
Continued prayers for those affected by the storms. If you are in any way able to help, please do!
Interested parties wanting to make donations should go to http://kyem.ky.gov/recovery/Pages/VolunteerCoordination.aspx for directions and list of registered charities and affiliates.
Update: More donation information and local volunteer opportunities can be found at http://www.moreheadstate.edu/msucares/
If you would like to make a direct donation to support FOOD SHELF efforts for Menifee and Morgan Counties, please donate via the PayPal button below. All money will be used for food purchase to be delivered directly to shelters. No amount is too small, when people are hungry, a few dollars can go a long way!