LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – Flooding in eastern Kentucky has destroyed the lives of people in Breathitt, Clay, Floyd, Knott, Letcher, Perry, and Pike counties.

The Christian Appalachian Project has been working for more than 50 years to help the people of Appalachia across 13 states, including Kentucky, Alabama, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

FOX 56 will be airing a special on Friday at 7 p.m. to share stories of those impacted by the floods and share ways to help those in need. Tragedy in the Mountains can be watched on Facebook or on the FOX 56 streaming page.

The full special can be viewed here:

Donate Here: Help the flood victims of eastern Kentucky

CAP Donation Drop-Off Sites

Lexington Office
2528 Palumbo Drive, Lexington, KY 40509
•    Cleaning supplies and bottled water ONLY
•    NO CLOTHING
•    M-F, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
•    CONTACT: CAP Switchboard
•    PHONE: 866.270.4227
 
Paintsville Operation Sharing
485 Ponderosa Drive, Paintsville, KY 41240
•    Pallets ONLY
•    NO CLOTHING
•    M-Th, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
•    CONTACT: Aaron Thoms
•    PHONE: 606.872.3190
 
Foley Mission Complex in Martin, Kentucky
6134 KY-80, Martin, KY 41649
•    NO PALLETS
•    NO CLOTHING
•    Small car loads
•    Small pull-behind trailers
•    M-F, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
•    CONTACT: Becky Neuenschwander
•    EMAIL: bneuenschwander@chrisapp.org
 
ALL Locations
Gift Cards Needed: Walmart, McDonald’s, Lowe’s, and Dairy Queen

Prior to the historic flooding in eastern Kentucky, the Appalachian project had a long-standing interest in helping fight poverty across all of Appalachia.

In the week since the floods, more than 1,300 people have been rescued from the standing waters and rubble that remained after the storms. Many of those people now live without access to water, electricity, or a home.

Gov. Andy Beshear has confirmed 37 fatalities, eight in Breathitt County, two in Clay County, 17 in Knott County, three in Letcher County, and seven in Perry County. Of those who died in Knott County, four were children from the same family.

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