we need your help
The country has watched as historic flooding devastated Eastern Kentucky.
Thousands of families have lost everything.
Many people across the region are now struggling for access to shelter, food, and water. Main Streets and entire downtowns are underwater. We’ve lost entire farms and small businesses that feed and anchor our communities.
ways to give
Aside from the Give Now button above and below, here are all the ways that you can give to show your support to East Kentucky during this crisis.
- Venmo: @appalachianky
- Text: Text Flood to 80100 to give $10, which will be charged to your phone bill
- Mail: Send or drop off a check or cash to: 420 Main Street Hazard, KY 41701. Write “Crisis Aid” on your check
August 5 – OCTOBER 7
in grants have gone out so far to support families, nonprofits, small businesses and family farms impacted by flooding
directly into the hands of individuals & families impacted by flooding across 12 FEMA declared counties (Breathitt, Clay, Floyd, Knott, Leslie, Letcher, Magoffin, Martin, Perry, Pike, Owsley, Whitley)
was given for the Housing Can’t Wait Initiative to build 16 homes in Letcher, Knott, Perry, and Breathitt counties
in additional grants distributed to 18 Family Resource Centers at public schools across impacted counties to support children and families
in grants to support core partners assisting relief efforts including Housing Development Alliance, HOMES Inc., and Alice Lloyd College
to small businesses, nonprofits, and social enterprises impacted by flooding
distributed to small family farmers
distributed to 6 Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky Affiliate Community Foundation funds for rapid response regranting in their local communities
Grants for Individuals and Families
Updated October 10, 2022
All final checks are being sent out the week of October 10, 2022. If you do not receive your check or Venmo payment within the next two weeks, please call our office.
Our phones will be turned back on as of October 12: (606) 439-1357
Please check our website and social media pages for all updates. Thank you for all your patience during a challenging time for everyone!
more updates as of august 31, 2022
A Perry County volunteer sign up form is here.
A Knott and Letcher volunteer sign up form is here.
If you are wanting to donate items or donate directly to nonprofits that are in need, please check this open source list curated by Appalachians for Appalachia
Keep Taking Action!
The Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky mobilized quickly and is getting out emergency relief grants to individuals and families, small businesses, nonprofits, and farmers in need. The road to recovery for Eastern Kentucky is going to be long, but we are building a community of resilience and will be here every step of the way.