Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief - Donations & Updates


The Appalachian Center is working to organize some volunteer trips in the coming weeks and months, if you are interested in joining please submit the form below. By providing your contact information you'll be added to our list and will get updates about specific volunteer trips and opportunities.


There are also plenty of individual opportunities to volunteer your time and talents to on-going recovery efforts… We’ve included links to Appalshop and information for Hindman Settlement School. If you have other opportunities you’d like to share, please send them to j.perry@uky.edu to have them added to our resource page and future communications.


UPDATE 8/3/2022

We’re hearing from community organizers that monetary donations to smaller funds and organizations are greatly needed.

Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center
Cowan Community Action Group
Hindman Settlement School
Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky

UKFCU has teamed up with the American Red Cross Bluegrass Chapter to help those struggling with the devastating effects of the recent flooding in Eastern Kentucky with a $25,000 donation. In addition, UKFCU is honored to match your donation dollar for dollar, up to $25,000, for a maximum donation of $50,000. You can donate here: https://www.ukfcu.org/relief

Hindman Settlement School is looking for Volunteer Coordinators to help with the humanitarian effort in Knott County. The individuals chosen for the position will be responsible for leading resource distribution and organize volunteers. The pay is $20 per hour. https://tinyurl.com/2k42sfzu

From Appalachian Regional Healthcare: “Our Eastern Kentucky communities have been devastated by catastrophic flooding. Our residents are in desperate need of generators, transportation, food, water and access to health care and medicine. Please help today by donating at the link below.”


Cleaning supplies, baby formula, food, diapers and supplies, pet food and supplies, pillows, blankets, personal hygiene items, nonperishable food items, water, can openers, disposable plates, utensils, gloves, Buckets and Bucket lids, Heavy Duty Gloves, Sponges, Mops, Floor squeegees, Paper Towels, Toilet Paper, Trash Bags, Bleach Lysol, Flashlights, Batteries, Underwear (all sizes adults and children) Socks (adults, children, baby), Children’s clothing (all sizes), Laundry Detergent rubber boots and water are also being accepted at our Lexington office at 2260 Executive Dr Lexington KY.

Hours of collection: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM Monday – Friday (through 8/5/22)

VETERAN’S ASSISTANCE From Mountain Top News: A DAV National Service Officer will be available to file claims for any veteran affected by recent flooding in damage to or loss of their homes. If you are a veteran who was honorably discharged from service, please stop by one of the two locations listed below to seek flood relief assistance from the DAV.

PIKEVILLE - Wednesday, Aug. 3, 10:00-4:00
Veterans Benefits Assistance Center
109 Division Street, Suite 2
Pikeville, KY 41501
HAZARD - Thursday, Aug. 4,10:00-4:00, Friday, Aug. 5,10:00-4:00
VA Clinic
210 Black Gold Blvd
Hazard, KY 41701

July 28th, 2022 several Appalachian Counties in Kentucky and surrounding states were struck by devastating floods.

As of today, 37 lives have been lost and communities, infrastructure, and heritage sites have been wiped out.

In partnership with the UK Appalachian Law Caucus, the UK Appalachian Center will be collecting donations of supplies to deliver to the hard-hit region many of us call home. Donations of physical goods can be dropped off at the Appalachian Center - 624 Maxwelton Ct. 8:00AM - 5:00PM, Monday-Friday. We will update dates, times, and supply needs as we hear more from clean-up locations. We are operating on limited staff, if no one is there when you arrive, please leave items on the covered porch and they will be moved inside throughout the day. Donations can also be taken to the second floor of the UK Law Building through the UK Appalachian Law Caucus. 

URGENT NEEDS as of 8/2/2022 include heavy duty cleaning equipment such as large brooms, buckets, heavy duty contractor bags/trash bags, work gloves, bleach, soap, wheelbarrows, baby supplies, & non-perishable food items

Monetary donations can be made to several organizations supporting organizations throughout the region including:






  • For student-related issues, such as counseling and basic needs support, please direct individuals to call our UK Center for Support and Intervention (CSI) at 859-257-3755.
  • If you or someone you know has been affected by the flooding and needs support, please reach out to us at crisisresponse@uky.edu. For more general questions, calls can be directed to UK Health Corps at 859-218-SAFE.
  • If you would like to support the UK community, you can donate to our Basic Needs and Persistence Fund for students or our Crisis Program Gift Fund for faculty and staff.
Those impacted​ by ​​fl​ooding in Breathitt, Clay, Floyd, Knott, L​​etcher, Perry or Pike counties can apply for individual assis​tance by calling 800-621-3362​,​ going online to DisasterAssistance.gov, or using the FEMA App (available on Google Play or in the Apple App Store).
Please do not call 911 to report missing persons. 

If you wish to report a missing loved one in the counties of Breathitt, Perry, Knott, Letcher or Leslie counties, contact Post 13 Hazard at 606-435-6069​​.

If you wish to report a missing loved one in the counties of Magoffin, Johnson, Martin, Floyd, or Pike counties, contact Post 9 Pikeville at 606-433-7711.

If you wish to report a missing loved one in the counties of Jackson, Owsley, or Lee counties, contact Post 7 Richmond at 859-623-2404.

If you wish to report a missing loved one in the counties of Wolfe or Morgan counties, contact Post 8 Morehead at 606-784-4127.

If you wish to report a missing loved one in Harlan County, contact Post 10 Harlan at 606-573-3131.