Local group collecting donations for flood victims

SHOALS – Up to 5 inches of rain has slammed parts of Kentucky, leaving residents stranded, roads washed out and buildings flooded.

Maytown, Kentucky

Flooded creeks and rivers have made homes unlivable and roads impassable.

“The town of Maytown sits within a valley or how they would put it, a holler. After the rains, the whole town got flooded,” said Ed Farhar Pastor of The River Church located in Shoals.

Pastor Ed Farhar and his wife Christy have completed mission work for several years in the Morgan County and Maytown, Kentucky area.

“I was researching areas where we could do mission work and a preacher friend told me about this area that could use some help,” said Farhar.

“The church usually goes down every other year to the area to make repairs to homes, and provide whatever other needs they have. We will be leaving around March 11th, and take the supplies down and see what kind of needs this community has, following the flooding,” said Christy Fahar.

Tracy Felton, a member of The River Church in Shoals, has pledged the first $250 to put together needed cleaning buckets and other supplies for the families of Maytown, Kentucky.

The River is seeking sponsors or donations for the planned mission trip on March 11. You can sponsor a Disaster Relief Bucket for only $50. Donations such as cleaning products to help fill the buckets or personal care items for those families in need are also being accepted.

Maytown, Kentucky

Donations can made or arranged for pick up or drop off by contacting Tracy Felton at 812-278-6957.

Items needed to compile the Disaster Relief Buckets include:

5 gallon bucket

5 scouring pads

7 sponges

1 scrub brush

18 cleaning towels

Liquid laundry detergent

Household cleaner

Disenfectant dish soap 32oz

50 clothespins

Clothesline 100ft

5 dust masks

2 pair latex gloves

1 pair work gloves

24 count trash bags

1 can insect repellant

8 oz air freshner

Other items needed to aid families or the mission trip work include:

  • Cases of water
  • Gallon jugs of water
  • Canned food
  • Nonperishable food items
  • MRE’s
  • Shop vacs
  • Shovels
  • Pliers
  • Wrenches
  • Box fans
  • Flashlights & batteries
  • Blankets
  • Sleeping bags
  • First aid kits
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Wet wipes
  • Brooms
  • Mops
  • Rubber gloves
  • Bleach
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Infant formula
  • Bottles
  • Diapers