Recently, the Letcher County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky, partnered with LKLP Community Action Council to support the Letcher County Long-Term Disaster Recovery Group effort.
SBP, a national disaster recovery and resilience non-profit organization working to shrink the time between disaster and recovery, provided group training and certification for over 60 people working across the region on long term recovery efforts. Seven members of the Letcher County Long-Term Disaster Recovery Group attended the training and received their certification, qualifying them to receive a $ 100,000 grant from the Community Foundation.
The goal of the partnership is to support plans developed for not only recovery from the devastating floods of 2022, but also to create lasting change by developing resiliency efforts for building safe housing, preparing home and business owners before and after future disasters, and advising policy makers to efficiently fund relief, among other important strategies.
The Letcher County Community Foundation and LTDRG will continue to meet with SBP, LKLP Community Action Council and the Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky to provide ongoing support until everyone in Letcher County has safe, sanitary, and secure housing. Together, we can create stronger Appalachian communities and a region more prepared to deal with potential disaster.
Donations to the Letcher County Community Foundation can be mailed to PO Box P.O. Box 632, Whitesburg, KY 41858 or online http://bit.ly/LetCoCF and donations can be designated for flood recovery.