Relief Supplies Drive for Kentucky Flood Victims
The Jones County Sheriff's Department, located at 419 Yates Avenue in Laurel, is a drop off location for donations for Kentucky flood victims. This relief supplies drive is being sponsored by Pine Ridge Baptist Church. You may drop off donated supplies from 8:00am to 4:00pm, today through this Friday, August 12th at our main office.
Suggested items include:
Non-perishable food items
Bottled water and sports drinks
Powdered milk, sports drink mixes
Paper goods including toilet paper, paper towels, napkins,
Plates, bowls, cups
Plastic disposable utensils
Mops, brooms, brushes, buckets for cleaning
Manual can openers
Flashlights and batteries
Clothing items are not needed at this time
Catastrophic flooding in portions of eastern Kentucky killed at least 37 people and the community is struggling greatly to survive the aftermath which destroyed houses and businesses. Extremely heavy rains and floodwaters took many residents by surprise starting the evening of July 27th with some houses completely lost to the waters in less than an hour. More than 9 inches of rain fell in some areas.
Please, as you have in the past, help those who have lost everything in the catastrophic flooding in Eastern Kentucky. The supplies leave out on Monday, August 15th headed to help those in need.