FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has created a resource page on its website for those affected by July’s flooding in Eastern Kentucky, Commissioner of Agriculture Dr. Ryan Quarles announced today.
“Our neighbors, families, and friends in Eastern Kentucky have a long road ahead of them as they begin to clean up from the devastating floods. Recovery is going to take time for many in this area,” Commissioner Quarles said. “I’ve witnessed incredible feats of humanity and strength these past few days, not only in those on the ground helping, but also those donating with much-needed supplies and money. As the flood waters start to recede and the loss of life, homes, and property becomes clear, we, at the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, are committed to being a resource for farm families across the state.”
The resource page, at kyagr.com/disasters/eastern-ky-flood, profiles a list of ways ag producers can find the help they need while they work to recover what was lost.
The page features:
- Disaster Assistance Programs from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency
- An overview of federal assistance programs
- A tip sheet for ag producers for assessing damage
- Information from the Kentucky State Veterinarian’s office on livestock disposal
- Mental health resources
In addition, the page also have links on how individuals not affected by the flooding can help out their fellow Kentuckians, including donating in both physical and monetary forms.
Ways to help
KDA and the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation joined together to launch the KFB for Kentucky Relief Fund, managed by the Kentucky Farm Bureau Education Foundation. Funds collected will be administered to aid flooding victims as recovery efforts get underway. The donations will be used to support the families and communities in the affected areas.
To make a tax-deductible donation to this relief fund online, please visit www.kyfb.com/KFBforKYRelief, or checks may be mailed to:
Drew Graham, Executive Vice President
Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation
9201 Bunsen Parkway
Louisville, KY 40220
Checks should be made payable to “Kentucky Farm Bureau Education Foundation” and denoted “KFB for Kentucky Relief Fund” on the memo line.
KDA is also accepting physical donations of bottled water, including individual bottles and gallon jugs, toiletries, and non-perishables items at its Frankfort location through Aug. 5.
Donations can be brought or mailed to:
Kentucky Department of Agriculture
105 Corporate Drive, Suite A
Frankfort, KY, 40601
For questions about the KDA’s donation site, please call the KDA office at (502) 573-0282.