MOREHEAD, Ky. (FOX 56) — In the midst of flood relief efforts in eastern Kentucky, Morehead State University is doing its part to help by offering early check-in to affected students.

A release by the university stated that any students from Breathitt, Clay, Floyd, Johnson, Knott, Leslie, Letcher, Magoffin, Martin, Owsley, Perry, Pike, and Wolfe Counties can contact MSU’s Office of student housing to request early check-in if they need a place to stay. To do so, you can call (606)-783-2060 or email for assistance.

“We want to do everything we can to support our students during this time. Providing them a place to reside early could be a benefit to some,” said MSU President Dr. Jay Morgan.  

Additionally, MSU is collecting supplies now through August 5 to send to Alice Lloyd College, Big Sandy Community and Technical College, and Hazard Community and Technical College.

Requested items (bottled water, canned food, cleaning supplies, diapers, linens, personal hygiene products, socks, towels, trash bags, t-shirts, underwear, and work gloves) can be dropped off at MSU’s Enrollment Services Building at 121 East Second Street in Morehead.

A donation drive is also being put on by MSU Dining Services through August 10. Those suggested donations (blankets, hygiene products, pillowcases, sheets, towels, sheets, and school supplies) can be dropped off at the Rocky Adkins Dining Complex from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.