Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief – Ways You Can Help

The recent rain and flash floods in Eastern Kentucky has resulted in devastating loss. In addition to loss of life and injury, the floods have trapped people in their homes, washed away bridges, and damaged homes and businesses.

Many have asked how to help. The Community Foundation of Louisville desires to share timely and trusted information about response efforts, and has curated opportunities for those who may wish to support immediate relief and recovery efforts for the region’s home and business owners.  All of these organizations accept tax-deductible contributions.

American Red Cross: Louisville Area Chapter: (EIN: 53-0196605) The American Red Cross is mobilizing resources and people to assist where needed, and is setting up shelters in the region.

SOS International (EIN: 27-2624272) SOS International staff are on the ground in Eastern Kentucky meeting with organizations delivering medical services to learn of their needs and delivering medical supplies and coordinating incoming donations to clinics throughout the region.

Team Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief Fund: (EIN: 61-0600439) Governor Beshear has established this fund to help those impacted by flooding. All proceeds will go to flood victims. Please direct contributions to the Kentucky State Treasurer, and note in the memo line that the donation is for “Team Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief Fund.”

The Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky (EIN 61-1329396): The Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky (which is the community foundation serving Eastern Kentucky, based in Hazard) has set up the Appalachian Crisis Aid Fund and is accepting monetary contributions to support emergency relief efforts.

WaterStep: (EIN: 61-1262016) WaterStep is standing by with its WOW Carts (mini-water treatment plants) to deliver clean drinking water to impacted areas, as directed by the State and the Kentucky Rural Association.

Community Foundation of Louisville fundholders can recommend grants from their funds to these organizations through our online platform. For additional assistance, please contact  Michael Pfaff, grants@cflouisville.org or 502.585.4649. If you are not a fundholder, please click the links of the noted organizations and view this resource guide to learn more on how you can help.

Please contact the Community Foundation of Louisville at 502.585.4649, if you have any questions or need additional information.