Local businesses, nonprofits sending resources to Kentucky


GLADYS: THE SALVATION ARMY DISASTER CANTEEN TRUCK LEFT LOUISVILLE MONDAY, DESTINED FOR DANGER, KENTUCKY. >>THEIR PRIMARY DUTIES WILL BE TO NUTRITION, HYDRATE PEOPLE AND WHAT IS UNIQUE TO THE SALVATION ARMY WHICH IS EMOTIONAL AND SPIRITUAL CARE. GLADYS: HAZARD IS ONE OF MANY COMMUNITIES IN EASTERN KENTUCKY FACING DEVASTATING FLOODS. GOVERNOR BESHEAR VISITED SEVERAL HARD-AFFECTED COUNTIES ON SUNDAY. GOV. BESHEAR: GOT TO TALK TO SOME OF THE FAMILIES HERE AND OTHER PLACES TOO. THEY HAVE NOTHING. GLADYS: AMONG GOOD NEWS FROM THE GOVERNOR, RESCUE TEAMS ARE MAKING PROGRESS IN AREAS PREVIOUSLY INACCESSIBLE DUE TO FLOOD WATERS. GOV. ATTENTION: NOW THAT WE CAN REACH MANY OF THESE AREAS, DONATIONS, FOOD, WATER ARE FLOODED. GLADYS: PACKED AND READY TO GO, 1500 MEALS CAN BE SERVED FROM THIS TRUCK PER DAY. AND THEY GO TO THOSE WHO NEED THEM MOST. >> YOU CAN GET LOCATIONS WITH THEIR DISASTERS CANTEEN THAT ARE HARD TO REACH, HARD TO ACCESS AND SO THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT TOOL. GLADYS: AND YOU CAN’T MISS THESE LARGE DONATION BOXES AT FOUR LOUISVILLE AREA KROGER STORES. >> ESPECIALLY WITH THE DEVASTATION THAT HAS OCCURRED IN THE WESTERN PART OF OUR STATE AND NOW WE ARE SEEING IT IN THE EASTERN PART OF OUR STATE. WE ALWAYS SEE THAT OUR KENTUCKIAN RESEARCHERS GET INVOLVED. GLADYS: KROGER AND UPS TEAM UP WITH VOLUNTEERS FROM AMERICA TO COLLECT PERSONAL HYGIENE ITEMS AND CLEANING SUPPLIES. >>THIS ARE MORE DIFFICULT TO GET ITEMS FOR PEOPLE NOW. PAPER TOWELS AND THINGS LIKE THAT, THAT’S WHAT WE ARE FOCUSED ON. >> AS PEOPLE BEGIN TO RETURN TO THEIR LIVES, THE FIRST THING THEY MUST DO IS CLEAN THEIR HOUSES AND CLEAN THEMSELVES. MAKE SURE EVERYONE REMAINS HEALTHY AND THAT’S WHY THESE SUPPLIES ARE NEEDED FIRST. GLADYS: HERE AT THE KROGER PERSPECTIVE, YOU CAN ALREADY SEE CLEANING SUPPLIES AS WELL AS PERSONAL HYGIENE PRODUCTS INCLUDING BABY WIPES ALREADY IN THESE DONATION BOXES. ALL OF THIS WILL HEAD EASTERN KENTUCKY ON THURSDAY. AND THE DONATIONS CONTINUE TO GROW THROUGHOUT THE MORNING AND THE OFFICIALS EXPECT TO SEND AT LEAST SEVEN OR EIGHT OF THESE COMPLETE TRAYS. >> KENTUCKY HAS CERTAINLY BEEN HIT THIS YEAR AND WE ARE ALL A COMMUNITY HERE IN KENTUCKY AND WE SUPPORT ALL THEIR NEEDS AR

Some Krogers in Louisville are collecting items for flood victims

Local businesses and nonprofits are sending resources to eastern Kentucky following deadly flooding that hit the area. The Salvation Army disaster food truck left Louisville on Monday — bound for Hazard, Ky. “Their main duties will be feeding people, keeping them hydrated and doing what is unique to The Salvation Army, which is emotional and spiritual care,” said Jeremy Wharf, volunteer and disaster services coordinator for the Salvation Army. Salvation Army. “You can get places with their disaster canteen that are hard to reach, hard to get to and so that’s a really important tool.” The canteen can serve up to 1,500 people per day. Kroger, UPS and Volunteers of America are also teaming up and placing large donation boxes for cleaning products and personal hygiene items at 10 Kroger stores, including four in Louisville, to send to eastern Kentucky. “Especially with the devastation that’s happened in the western part of our state and now we see it in the eastern part of our state,” said Natalie Pasquenza of Volunteers of America. still. Kentucky has certainly been impacted this year and we are all a community here in Kentucky and supporting whatever their needs may be. Kentucky has certainly been impacted this year and we are all a community here in Kentucky supporting whatever their needs may be.” Highway, Louisville, KY 402163175 Beaumont Center Circle, Lexington, KY 405133101 Richmond Road, Lexington, KY 40509311 Boone Station Road, Shelbyville KY 40065106 Marketplace Circle, Georgetown, KY 403241732 West Highway 192, London, KY 4074114899 North US Highway 25, Corbin, KY 40701UPS officials said trucks will deliver relief supplies to Eastern Kentucky on Thursday .

Local businesses and nonprofits are sending resources to eastern Kentucky following deadly flooding that hit the area.

The Salvation Army disaster food truck left Louisville on Monday — bound for Hazard, Ky.

“Their main duties will be feeding people, keeping them hydrated and doing what is unique to The Salvation Army, which is emotional and spiritual care,” said Jeremy Wharf, volunteer and disaster services coordinator for the Salvation Army. Salvation Army. “You can get places with their disaster canteen that are hard to reach, hard to get to and so that’s a really important tool.”

The canteen can serve up to 1,500 people per day.

Kroger, UPS and Volunteers of America are also teaming up and placing large donation boxes for cleaning products and personal hygiene items at 10 Kroger stores, including four in Louisville, to send to eastern Kentucky.

“Especially with the devastation that’s happened in the western part of our state and now we’re seeing it in the eastern part of our state,” said Natalie Pasquenza of Volunteers of America. “We always see our fellow Kentucky people always stepping up. Kentucky has definitely been impacted this year and we’re all a community here in Kentucky and we’re supporting whatever their needs are. Kentucky has definitely been impacted this year and we’re all a community here in Kentucky and we support whatever their needs are.”

The Kroger stores where the donation boxes will be are:

  • 12501 Shelbyville Road, Middletown, KY 40243
  • 5929 Timber Ridge Drive, Prospect, KY 40059
  • 9080 Taylorsville Road, Louisville, KY 40299
  • 4915 Dixie Hwy, Louisville, KY 40216
  • 3175 Beaumont Center Circle, Lexington, KY 40513
  • 3101 Richmond Road, Lexington, KY 40509
  • 311 Boone Station Road, Shelbyville KY 40065
  • 106 Marketplace Circle, Georgetown, KY 40324
  • 1732 West Highway 192, London, KY 40741
  • 14899 North US Highway 25, Corbin, KY 40701

UPS officials said trucks will deliver relief supplies to eastern Kentucky on Thursday.

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