The Floyd County Community Foundation’s latest initiative is purchasing personal protective equipment (PPE) for distribution to local small businesses and non-profit organizations.
This initiative is a coordinated effort with co-funders and community partners that include Big Sandy RECC, Highlands Foundation, AEP/Kentucky Power, several individual donors, the City of Prestonsburg, Floyd County Sheriff’s department, and the Floyd County Chamber of Commerce.
“After the Chamber sent out a PPE survey, our Foundation board members realized our community had a need and we figured out a way to help,” said Ellen Harris, FCCF chairperson. “We are happy to sponsor this project that will impact so many non-profits, businesses, shoppers, employees, and staff as our economy continues to re-open.”
PPE items available include hand sanitizer, disinfectant, gloves, no-touch thermometers, and masks. “This is an important community effort to ensure better safety for all of us,” said Kathy King Allen, Community Engagement Officer for the Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky. “This is how a community foundation works to better a community by identifying a problem, enlisting vested partners, and finding solutions.”
To request PPE, contact the Floyd County Chamber of Commerce at 606-886-0364, text 606-339-0364 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Floyd County Sheriff’s Department and the City of Prestonsburg will assist in the delivery of the PPE to local small businesses and non-profit organizations in Floyd County and in Prestonsburg.
The Floyd County Community Foundation board members encourage other businesses and individuals to step up and donate to continue this effort and also support other Floyd County Community Foundation efforts. FCCF board members are Missy Allen, Rhonda Clark, Misha Curnutte, Ellen Harris (chair), Suzanne Kinzer, Kelli Martin (secretary), John Rosenberg (vice-chair), Kathy Stumbo and Evan Smith.
To donate to the Floyd County Community Foundation, mail a check to Floyd County Community Foundation, P.O. Box 1734, Prestonsburg KY 41653 or donate online to the Floyd County Community Foundation as the designated fund and indicate the donation is for the PPE initiative.