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MSU STUDENTS, EMPLOYEES, ALUMNI AND FRIENDS:

MSU is planning additional trips for disaster clean up and relief in Eastern KY. There are 4 days for individuals and groups to sign up:  Friday May 4, and Saturday, May 5. To register for any or all of these days, please logon to our Volunteer Hub website at msucares.volunteerhub.com.

The MSU Center for Regional Engagement (CRE) is taking volunteer registration at MSUCaREs.volunteerhub.com. Check the CRE Volunteer Hub site and KEM’s volunteer website at https://khelps.chfs.ky.gov for the most up-to-date information about volunteer opportunities. List of Tornado Relief Supplies

The Volunteer Reception Center has moved from MSU at West Liberty to the old Rifle Coal facility on Hwy 172 in West Liberty. The new number is 606-496-8756 for volunteers or for residents seeking assistance.

Relief FundDonate $ and supplies

In the meantime, there are a number of agencies accepting both financial and material donations listed below that you can direct your energy towards. 

The Center for Regional Engagement (320 University Street) has agreed to be a drop off point for clothing and other material donations. 

MSU has established two funds to assist students, employees and others affected by the weather damage in the region. The MSU Cares Student Support Fund will provide financial support for academic-related costs incurred by our students who have been impacted by the disaster. The MSU Cares Community Outreach Fund will provide financial support to our official relief efforts coordinated through the Center for Regional Engagement and/or support employees who have been impacted by the disaster. Gifts can be made to the MSU Foundation and directed to either fund by sending a check to Palmer Development House, Morehead, KY 40351, or by credit card online at https://alumni.moreheadstate.edu/makegift.   

  • Gateway Community Action Tornado Relief - Donate now! Morgan County Tornado Relief Fund, c/o: Gateway Area Development District, 110 Lake Park Drive, Morehead, KY 40351
  • Monetary donations may be made payable to Morgan County Christian Social Services. In the memo of any checks, please put: MC Tornado Disaster Relief Fund. Mail checks to: Bank of the Mountains, c/o: MC Tornado Disaster Relief Fund, P.O. Box 309, West Liberty, KY 41472, 606-743-3141, online at http://www.bankofthemountains.com/.
  • Menifee County Disaster Fund, PO Box 105, Frenchburg, KY 40322
  • Menifee Relief Fund, C/O Melanie Golden, Menifee County Board of Education, 202 Back Street, Frenchburg, Kentucky, 40322
  • Magoffin County Tornado Relief, PO Box 430, Salyersville, KY 41465
  • WKYT-TV - KY Cares
  • Morehead-Rowan County Chamber of Commerce: To give a monetary donation, contact Kris Alderman at The Citizens Bank at 606-780-0000 or visit http://www.tcbanytime.com.
  • Salvation Army
  • Kentucky State Police Posts across Kentucky (specific recovery items suggested, click for list)
  • Relief for farms in Morgan and surrounding counties: Wolfe County Extension Office, County Extension Agent, Daniel Wilson: Cell (606) 362-7516; Office (606) 668-3712, E-mail daniel.wilson@uky.edu, Supplies needed: T-Posts Small Electric Insulators to attach to the posts, Small electric metal posts, Wooden Fence Posts, Barb Wire and High Tensile Fencing Wire, Steeples, Gates (10-15), Solar Electric Fence Boxes, Horse and Cattle feed in the bag, Square Bales & Round Bales of Hay (No larger than 5 X 5)
  • Murray State University
  • University of Kentucky
  • St. Claire Regional Medical Center Disaster Relief
  • East KY Broadcasting - Disaster Relief, Make checks payable to Pike Ministerial Association, Send checks to : PO Box 2200 Pikeville, KY 41502, App Wireless customers, text "GIVE" to 4483 to donate $10 to tornado relief efforts, # to call to make donation during Radiothon is 606-793-4483
  • Benefit concerts nightly at the Front Porch Restaurant in Morehead, featuring local artists
  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College (donation locations, items needed)
  • Blue Grass Community Foundation Establishes the Eastern Kentucky Tornado Rebuilding Fund: To make a tax-deductible contribution to help with the rebuilding effort, go to www.bgcf.org and click on the Eastern Kentucky Tornado Rebuilding Fund button. Or send a check to the Eastern Kentucky Tornado Rebuilding Fund, 250 W. Main, Ste. 1220, Lexington KY 40507.
  • Rite Aid (Morehead) Prescription Assistance: Rite Aid is now offering free prescription delivery service from its Morehead location to residents of West Liberty. Rite Aid is offering the free delivery service to help those without transportation obtain their prescriptions.
    Deliveries will take place Monday – Friday at the following times and locations: Shelter at the Assembly Faith church on the hill on the 519 at 4:30 p.m.; Morgan County health department truck parked at old MSU building, at 5 p.m. For more information about the free prescription delivery service, please call Rite Aid at 606-783-1581 or 606-743-3425.
  • Appalachian Wireless customers can now text the word GIVE to 4483 to donate $10 to Tornado Relief.  
  • “Welcome Back Home,” donate to Frontier’s special fund for Post Storm Rebuilding: These funds will be used to support families transitioning back into homes as Frontier joins in helping families in our service area. We will focus our efforts in Morgan, Menifee and Magoffin counties. Given Frontier Housing’s 37 years of experience providing housing solutions, we know our proper role will not be in immediate emergency or disaster relief. Our strength will be in offering help to families longer term as they struggle to bring back some normalcy. We know the many unmet needs that will emerge for these families when the immediate compassionate relief is past and they try to re-establish a household. We appreciate your help in serving these families and through them, their communities. Donations may be made through our website- click on the icon JustGive.org. For “Designate my donation,” enter “Welcome Back Home,” Post Storm Rebuilding By check: (please designate “Welcome Back Home,” Post Storm Rebuilding) send to: Frontier Housing, 5445 Flemingsburg Rd., Morehead, KY 40351 
  • Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky: East KY Tornado Relief Fund

Donations to the Red Cross KY Tornado Relief may also be made:

  • Cell Phone: Text "Red Cross" to 90999 for a $10 donation
  • In person: Central Bank locations in KY - campaign "Kentucky Cares" or Morehead Kroger Store (at check-out)
  • Online: American Red Cross at http://www.redcross.org/
  • Phone: 1-800-RED-CROSS
  • Supplies needed: Cleaning products, canned food, non-perishable foods, toiletries, diapers, diaper rash creams, pull ups, adult diapers, baby clothes, nursery water, formula
  • Please note: there are scams going on during this tragedy - there are people going door-to-door soliciting for the Red Cross. The Red Cross does not solicit door-to-door, so please be aware.

Volunteer Opportunity: Request from Community Soup Kitchen

The Soup Kitchen has gotten a request from the state to continue providing hot meals to Morgan, Menifee, and Magoffin counties until otherwise directed to do so. If you can supply time or food it would be greatly appreciated. They have to prepare another 100+ meals for tonight and probably about 400-500/day from here on. You may stop by or call and see what is most needed. God bless you! Sign up to help at www.MSUCaREs.volunteerhub.com.

Community Soup Kitchen Inc.
606-784-9533
3103 Flemingsburg Road
Morehead, KY 40351
 
https://www.facebook.com/CommunitySoupKitchen

BLOOD Drive

March 12 & 13 - KY Blood Center @ St. Claire Regional Medical Center, Morehead

JOHNSON COUNTY

Christian Appalachian Project is coordinating relief efforts for Johnson County and anyone is welcome to volunteer. There is no need to be a current CAP volunteer or to have had previous volunteering experience. Donations are also gladly accepted and can be made via telephone by calling 1-866-270-4227.
Contact: Sherry Buresh, sburesh@chrisapp.org, 606-308-9234 or 606-792-8283, http://www.christianapp.org/who-we-are/disaster-relief/ (Unlimited slots)

Lawrence County

Lawrence County High School, 100 Bulldog Lane, Louisa, KY 41230, 606-638-9676
Father Beiting's Appalachian Mission Center, 332 Riverbend Rd., Louisa, KY 41230, 606-638-0219
Cherryville Baptist, 7777 Highway 1690, Louisa, KY 41230, 606-673-3979
First Baptist, 301 West Pike Street, Louisa, KY 41230, 606-638-4861

Contact Tana Banks at (606) 422-5976 for work assignments.

Magoffin County

Contact the Tornado Recovery Information Center at 859-935-1636 for information on how to help residents of Salyersville and other parts of Magoffin County with tornado recovery. The center is staffed from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. If no one answers, leave a message and someone will return your call ASAP. 

Community Shelters
Lloyd M. Hall Community Center – Contact Person: Susie Salyer 606-349-4409

Martin County 

Designated drop off locations include the Trinity Freewill Baptist Church in Lovely, the Martin County Courthouse and the Sheldon Clark High School, both in Inez; additional information from the Williamson Daily News

Emergency Management Office in Martin County: We are sending out volunteers to help individual homeowners with debris removal. In the communities of Lovely, Beauty, Debord, and Rockhouse, they had 150 homes damaged and 30 destroyed. Folks who are interested in helping in Martin County can call Lee Gauze, Director of Emergency Management in Martin County at (606) 298-2088.

Menifee County 

Go to the Fire Department across the road from Botts Elementary (6882 US HWY 460E, Denniston, KY 40316). They are sending out 2-3 person work crews to board windows, tarp roofs, and clear debris; or go to the Frenchburg Community & Clark Energy Building at 128 Bible Camp Lane in Frenchburg and help sort donations.

Community Shelters
Community Center - Contact Person: Lola Thomas 859-229-6782
Items Accepted: Food, Cleaning Supplies, Water, Baby Supplies

Skating Rink – Contact Person: Melony Golden 606-359-2591
Items Accepted: Clothing

Old Botts School – Contact Person: Robin Wells
Items Accepted: Toys

Amburgy Metal Supply – Contact Person: Ray Wells 606-359-1437
Items Accepted: Furniture and Lumber Supplies

Morgan County 

Community Shelters
Assembly of Faith Church – Contact Person: Mike Frisby 606-743-9234
Address: 5578 HWY 519, West Liberty, KY 41472

FEMA is requesting that any further clothing donations be NEW, socks and underwear are needed the most.

You may also drop-off items at Morgan County Central Elementary, which also serves as a shelter - 3201 Hwy 460 W, West Liberty.

Index Community Church, 1749 W Main St West Liberty, phone: 606-743-4733, is accepting donations of supplies, clothing, etc.

Samaritan's Purse is set up in Malone at Grace Baptist Church and is accepting donations and volunteers.

West Liberty Police Department - WLPD: Morgan County - Needs: Kerosene heaters, fuel jugs/cans, AM/FM battery operated radios, car seats & booster seats, play pens, non-perishable ready to eat food (many have no way to cook), flashlights with batteries as well as lanterns, batteries, underwear in all sizes for men/women/children, bras for ladies, socks of all sizes, sippy cups and baby bottles, pacifiers, blankets, bed sheets, pillows, manual can openers, rope, tarps, duct tape, roofing nails, bowls, laundry detergent. We are NO LONGER accepting clothes except for the above items. We can only accept NEW items. Contact: Kim Standafer, 606-369-3789

 If you would like to volunteer at Crockett, KY, contact Stuart Cook at 606-522-3559. They are 15 miles outside of West Liberty in Morgan Count on RT 172 -- The Old Paint primitive Baptist Church is providing meals to their community.

RELIEF CENTER open - shelter, supplies, employment, etc.:
Janice King: 606-522-3224
Kelli Thomas: 606-522-3362
Located behind New Salem Church House (Dock's Creek)
247 HWY 1715
West Liberty, KY 41472
In the Moon area, serving 3 counties

Morgan County Info 

http://relief.morganminute.com

Northern Ky Tornado Relief

Facebook group 

How to Get Help

ANIMAL RELIEF

Menifee County Dispatch in the Wellington area and have been providing search, rescue, and on-site emergency treatment for horses, cattle, goats, pigs, dogs, cats, etc, since Saturday morning. There are dozens of affected animals in various states of need (most of their owners are hospitalized, and there are no standing barns/shelters, etc.). Disaster coordination and shelter for human victims is at Botts Elementary School, and the Menifee County Fire Dept Station #2, located on 460 just east of Frenchburg.

There is an overwhelming need for large animal feed (cattle, horse, goat, pig, etc) and hay, along with dog/cat food, litter, bedding, etc. These items can be dropped at either location mentioned, or can be brought to Eagles Landing. We are making a daily delivery of all donated items. We have a few animals here at the clinic receiving medical care, but for the most part we have been able to provide on-site care and make foster arrangements.

We have received numerous calls/visits from owners in West Liberty requesting pet rescue, but we have not been allowed into West Liberty at all, and frankly, since we are at day 4 post-storm, we are beginning to lose hope of being able to save a lot of these little guys. Please continue to remember these 4-legged victims of this tragedy, as well, and their desperate owners 

Eagles Landing Pet Hospital, 330 W 1st Street, Morehead, KY 40351, 606-780-0208

Medical Volunteers Needed

The Gateway District Medical Reserve Corp needs medically qualified volunteers such as nurses and doctors to work in shelters that have been set up in response to the tornado in West Liberty and surrounding counties. If you are interested in volunteering, please visit khelps.chfs.ky.gov and register. For more information, contact the Gateway District Health Dept. at 606-674-6396.


 

Spring break is coming up and we will have ample opportunities to help at that time; check back on www.moreheadstate.edu/msucares, as projects are being planned in the region. Thank you for your willingness to give and help. 

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