Beshear opens donation portal for flood victims


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FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Andy Beshear has opened an online portal for donations to reach flood victims in eastern Kentucky.

The website, TeamEKYFloodReliefFund.ky.gov, will allow Kentuckians to help their neighbors in need. A statement from the governor’s office said the funds will be used to provide long-term relief to those directly affected by historic flooding.

“I wish I could tell you why we keep getting hit here in Kentucky. I wish I could tell you why areas – where people may not have that much – keep getting hit and everything lose. I can’t tell you why, but I know what we’re doing in response. And the answer is: Anything we can,” Beshear said. “Today we’re giving everyone the opportunity to help through the Team Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief Fund.”

Donations can help with food, shelter and other necessities and supplement emergency funds arriving in the area, according to the statement.

Beshear’s office said money raised through the donation site would not be used for administrative costs. Credit card and cash charges may apply.

If you would like to donate items for immediate relief in Eastern Kentucky, contact your local shelter, the Red Cross or United Way. Immediate needs include water and cleaning supplies.

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