Looking for resources? Here is where people affected by flooding can go

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Published: Jul. 29, 2022 at 2:25 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 10, 2022 at 12:43 PM EDT
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EASTERN KENTUCKY (WYMT) - Many people across Eastern Kentucky were affected by devastating flooding early Thursday morning.

You can find local shelters here.

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The Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce shared a list of flood relief resources. You can see that list here.

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College has set up a relief fund to help employees and students affected by flooding. If you would like to donate, you can make checks out to The Southeast Education Foundation and mail to the SKCTC office at 700 College Road, Cumberland, KY 40823. You are asked to write “Whitesburg Flood Relief Fund” in the memo line.

Here is a list of resources and donation drop-off/pick-up locations in our hardest-hit counties:


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Officials with The Salvation Army are scheduled to deliver 250 meals to shelters in Wolfe County at the middle school and high school.

A location will also be set up in Jackson near the Family Dollar to serve food, drinks, snacks and provide emotional and spiritual care to survivors and first responders.

On Sunday, 150 meals will be delivered to people sheltered at Jenny Wiley State Park Lodge in Prestonsburg.

To make a donation to their relief effort, you can click here or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (800-725-2769). Officials said 100% of disaster donations go to help the relief efforts.


Any current or incoming students who were affected by flooding and plan to live on campus this Fall at Morehead State University can contact Student Housing at housing@moreheadstate.edu or 606-783-2060.


For health care resources and support, including medications:

People in a 1915c HCBS waiver program should call (844) 784-5614 or email 1915cWaiverHelpDesk@ky.gov. For HCBS waiver pharmacy help, call Magellan at 1-800-635-2570.

If you have a Managed Care Organization (MCO) such as Aetna, Anthem, Humana, Passport by Molina, UnitedHealthcare or WellCare, you should call your MCO member services listed on your member card for help or dial the following numbers:

  • Aetna: 1-855-300-5528
  • Anthem: 1-855-690-7784
  • Humana: 1-800-444-9137
  • Passport by Molina: 1-800-578-0603
  • WellCare: 1-877-389-9457
  • UnitedHealthcare: 1-866-293-1796
  • For MCO pharmacy help, call MedImpact at (800) 210-7628

New Frontier Outfitters: The clothing brand, which is Morehead-based, is partnering with Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky to raise money. The “Eastern Kentucky Strong” shirts are available now on their website for $20.

Appalachian Regional Healthcare Foundation Flood Relief Fund: ARH is taking monetary donations online. If you’d like to donate cleaning supplies, non-perishable food items or water, they’re being accepted at their Lexington office at 2260 Executive Dr.

Aspire Appalachia: You can donate via PayPal at paypal@aspireappalachia.org. They said to be sure to indicate your donation is for July 2022 flood relief.

Christian Appalachian Project: They will be coordinating muck out teams to help remove mud and flood water from inside homes.

KSR Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief Fund: Kentucky Sports Radio and the Kentucky Chamber Foundation are partnering to build a relief fund.


  • Donations can be dropped off at the Middlesboro Police Department, Middlesboro Kroger, Tim Short Dodge in Middlesboro and Middlesboro Food City


  • Breathitt County Football Boosters Monetary Donations: PO Box 85 Jackson, KY 41339 Donated Items for Team: Attn: Kyle Moore, Athletic Director | Breathitt County High School | 2307 Bobcat Lane Jackson, KY 41339


  • Items can be dropped off at Tim Short Chevrolet of Manchester.


  • Items can be dropped off at The Floyd County Community Center, Copperhead Gun and Range and Pop’s Chevrolet & Buick
  • The Mountain Muse - 128 S Front Street, Prestonsburg, KY - call 606-276-1828 or 606-276-7232 and someone will meet you to receive them. Asking for any articles of clothing of various sizes, bottled water, nonperishable food items, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, other hygiene products.
  • Allen Baptist Church accepting donations from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. until additional needs are required. Officials are asking for deodorant, soap, bath towels, wash cloths, adult wipes and standard wipes.


  • Donations can be dropped off at the Knott County Sportsplex


  • Donations can be dropped off at the Walmart in Barbourville and KCEOC’s Main Office in Gray


  • W.B. Muncy Elementary is accepting food, cleaning and hygiene supplies, and gift cards. No clothes are needed at this time


  • Items can be dropped off at The General Store, Neon Volunteer Fire Department, Isom Old Golden Oak Office at Big Blue Boulevard, Isom Stop and Go, The old Pine Mountain Outfitters (next to Pine Mountain Grill), Blackey Missionary Baptist Church, McRoberts Community Center, Letcher Central High School, Jenkins Middle School, and Childers Oil Office. My Sisters Closet in Cumberland is also accepting items from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. this week.


  • Shelter open at the Wellness and Youth Center


  • Items can be dropped off at Pikeville United Methodist Church, CC Belle, AppCycled 242, East Kentucky Dream Center and Faith Life Market
  • Cleaning supplies and/or water can be donated at the Pike Central High School Football Field House


  • Items can be dropped off at the old JCPenney building.
  • Donations can be dropped off at 1544 Coal Fields Industrial Drive in Chavies.
  • Dwarf Baptist Church is collecting items and has clothing, cleaning supplies and more to give out.
  • Disability Resource Center in Hazard at 242 Village Lane is also taking donations.


  • Items can be dropped off at the Center for Rural Development in Somerset. Monetary donations can be made on PayPal at pride@centertech.com.


  • Officials with the Corbin Arena are offering free event tickets in exchange for flood relief donations. Click here for details.

We will update this story with more information when it is available.

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