AMAZING: Western Kentucky Farmers Drive Six Hours To Aid Eastern Kentucky Flood Victims [PHOTOS]
We are just two weeks out from the devasting flood that took place in Eastern Kentucky. Western Kentucky Farmers and local schools have answered the call in a big way.
ONE OF THE WORST FLOODS IN KENTUCKY HISTORY
Last week we shared information about Eastern Kentucky flooding;
There are over 3 million people under a flood alert in Eastern Kentucky, West Virginia, and parts of Tennessee. Residents in several counties woke up Thursday morning to rising water in their homes. Overnight over 9 inches of rain fell. It is being reported that this is being called the 1-in-1000-year flood. This means the chance of this happening was .1% chance of it happening and it actually happened twice in a week.
News of the flooding spread worldwide. Kentuckians began to answer the call and ask "What can be done?" Specifically, Western Kentucky farmers and families right here in Owensboro-Daviess County.
WESTERN KENTUCKY AIDS EASTERN KENTUCKY
Seth and Erinn Williams are residents of Owensboro-Daviess County by way of the 606. They have been here for about 5 years now and have made the 270 a place they call home. Erinn is a teacher at West Louisville Elementary School and pours her heart into the kids each and every day. WLES is a wonderful place where they treat everyone like their own so naturally, when they heard a family member had other family suffering they wanted to do something to help. One momma, Christina Dant, sprung into action organizing a supply drive after coordinating with Apollo High School FFA, Owensboro Catholic FFA, and local farmers in our area. Students spent four days all day long collecting items that filled a semi-trailer. This weekend those farmers drove that semi to Eastern Kentucky.
Erinn has a way with words. She is a writer and she posted to her personal Facebook page this message;
I don’t have words to describe it.Videos and pictures don’t do it justice.
I may have grew up a little further southeast, but our people are our people, and this is heartbreaking.Seeing farmers from the 270 pull into the 606 and unload a semi-truck full of donations was incredible. This is Kentucky, and this is what Kentucky does. Kentuckians drive 6 hours to aid their neighbors.I watched my precious nieces and nephew help tote supplies and load cars. I got to hug my Dad. I got to see the resilience and courage of so many who’ve lost so much.The hands and feet of Jesus are on full display in the mountains. You can feel the presence of the Lord all around you.Even in times of struggle… God is still good.
** Thank you WKY friends for showing up and loving on our people today, it means so much! Every single donation collected will benefit this community!!**
Pulling in to the 606.
West Louisville farmers drove the six-hour drive to deliver the supplies.
Erinn said it was hard to explain just watching all that was happening and the blessing of people who care but don't even know these people.
The city will rebuild but it will take some time to do this.
Many lost family members, homes, businesses, and vehicles.
The Williams family and everyone in the 606 wants to extend so much appreciation to all of those who came together to help from right here in the 270.