Kentuckians all across Eastern Kentucky have lost homes and farms due to this week’s devastating floods.  8 inches of rain falling on already saturated soil from the snow and ice storms has caused local rivers to swell.  Please see below for resources and places to donate!

Family Farm Flood Relief Fund—apply today!

Family Farm Flood Relief Fund application is now live! Folks can visit or go directly to the application portal here. Below is a PDF for download if folks prefer filling out a form with paper and pen. For real person assistance, contact Laurie White at 859-428-7961 or or Jennifer Weeber at 859-652-3403 or 

Kentucky Floods Cleanup Hotline: 1-800-451-1954

If you need assistance with damage from the flooding in Kentucky, call 1-800-451-1954. The team will connect you with volunteers from local relief organizations, community groups, and faith communities who may be able to assist with cut fallen trees; drywall, flooding and appliance removal; tarping roofs; and mold mitigation. All services are free, but service is not guaranteed due to the overwhelming need. This hotline will remain open through March 26, 2021. Visit for more info.

Southeast Kentucky Flood Relief Fund

The Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky has created the Southeast Kentucky Flood Relief Fund to help our region’s most vulnerable neighbors with relief and recovery efforts. Central Appalachian Family Farm funds are being redirected toward this flood relief.
 Donations can be made to SEKY Flood Relief at any Community Trust Bank location, mailed directly to the Foundation for Appalachian KY, 420 Main St., Hazard, KY 41701 or online here. Donors may designate a specific county or purpose if desired.

Also, When you purchase a Hell or High Water t-shirt, Read Spotted Newt will donate all proceeds to the SEKY Flood Relief Fund. To purchase and support click here.

Shop Local KY will donate 100% of net proceeds for their Appalachia Strong t-shirt to the SEKY Flood Relief Fund. To purchase your Appalachia Strong T-shirt click here.

Wild Roots will donate 100% of net profits for the “Support KY Farmers” shirt to the Central Appalachian Family Farm Fund support farmers impacted by the recent devastating flooding. This is a t-shirt PRE-ORDER that will close 3/21/21.

With Love Candle Company will donate 15% of sales to the SEKY Flood Relief Fund. Use code “APPALACHIA” at checkout until 11:59pm on March 7th.

EKY Mutual Aid Fund

If you have an urgent need, you can post on the EKY Mutual Aid Facebook Group here.

Donate to the grassroots mutual aid fund by sending funds to @ekymutualaid on PayPal or clicking here.

Red River Gorge Community Flood Disaster Support

This community fund was made to help provide food, money for temporary housing, gas, and other needs until folks can get on their feet. Money raised through this account will be gifted toward community charities and families needing direct aid. Donate to the GoFundMe here.

Estill County Emergency Management Fund

Make a tax-deductible donation here to help with cleanup from the flooding in Estill County.

The following items can be dropped off on Wednesdays from 10-6pm at River City Music & Arts, 211 Main Street:

  • 5-gallon buckets
  • bleach
  • sponges/towels
  • dust masks
  • work gloves
  • plastic gloves
  • contractor garbage bags
  • liquid household cleaner
  • scrub brushes
  • dish soap

Paintsville Methodist Church Wishlist

Purchase items from Paintsville Methodist Church’s Amazon wishlist to help with their flood relief efforts in Johnson County.

Wolfe County Donation Drive

Drop off items at Wolfe County Extension Office (606-668-3712), 20 N Washington St., Campton, KY 41301. Items needed:

  • water (gallon jugs and bottles)
  • gloves (work and latex)
  • bleach
  • cleaning supplies
  • trash bags
  • paper towels
  • laundry detergent
  • personal hygiene items
  • toilet paper
  • air mattresses
  • hand sanitizer
  • masks
  • buckets
  • mops
  • push brooms
  • trash cans
  • tarps
  • baby wipes
  • plastic utensils
  • paper plates
  • washcloths
  • towels
  • sponges/scouring pads/brushes
  • dish soap
  • plastic totes
  • spray bottles
  • fencing materials (for farms)
  • hay (for farms)

Beattyville Love Local Small Business Relief Fund

Donate to help small businesses in downtown Beattyville with cleanup expenses related to flooding. Donations can be sent via PayPal to Checks can be made out to “Downtown Beattyville Alliance” / “Beattyville Main Street Love Local Fund” and sent to Teresa Mays (Main Street Director) P.O. Box 307, Beattyville, KY 41311 or to Dedra Brandenburg (Tourism Director) P.O. Box 738, Beattyville, KY 41311.

Breathitt County Relief

Donate to Aspire Appalachia via PayPal or FB Pay. For general donations, Venmo @Shaniquiwa-Howard. The BHS Shelter is accepting consumable goods donations or you can Venmo @Robert_Moore16 or CashApp $rmoore67. Anchored on the Rock Church, First Church of God of Jackson, and Howard & Howard Law Office are accepting bulk donations.

Clay City Flood Relief

Drop off items at 44 N. Main St., Stanton, KY (Stanton Tourism and Convention Commission) on Wednesdays from 9-4pm:

  • 5-gallon buckets
  • bleach
  • sponges/towels
  • dust masks
  • work gloves
  • plastic gloves
  • contractor garbage bags
  • liquid household cleaner
  • scrub brushes
  • dish soap

OR drop off items at Clay County Extension at 69 Jameson Rd., Manchester, KY 40962. Phone: 606-598-2789

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