The Community Voice newspaper would like to provide an updated list of ways local citizens can help families affected by the recent tornadoes that ravaged a 200-mile path through the Commonwealth this weekend.
The latest information from Gov. Steve Beshear shows that 18 counties saw significant damage with 64 confirmed deaths: 20 in Graves County, 13 in Hopkins County, 11 in Muhlenberg County; 12 in Warren County; four in Caldwell County; one each in Marshall, Taylor, Fulton and Lyon counties. There are 18 people who died in the storm who are still unidentified.
Currently, the following is a list of ways local citizens can help those in need. Donations are being taken at the following locations: (Please update with any other donation locations)
- 3Trees Food and Clothing Support Center on Hodgenville Road in Campbellsville.
- All four local Adair County schools
- Jeffries Hardware on Campbellsville Street in Columbia
- Adair County E911
- There is a tractor at the top of Jametown Hill in the Fiesta Mexico parking lot accepting donations in Columbia.
- Bloomington Chapel Church
- Taylor County Bank has set up funds for tornado victims
- Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency – 270-465-6554 or 606-875-7384
- Elkhorn Baptist and Campbellsville Baptist churches
- Knifley Hardware in Campbellsville
- Taylor County High School
- Jamestown City Park
- Russell Springs City Hall