Red Bird Mission Assisting Flood Victims

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Red Bird Mission was spared from the devastating flooding in eastern Kentucky in late July, but resources on hand went out immediately to shelters before the flood waters came down.

• On Friday morning, July 29th, Penny Gray and Kayla Collett, Red Bird Dental Clinic staff, loaded up a minivan containing food, clothing, and personal hygiene supplies to help victims arriving at the designated shelter in Perry County.

• Leslie Hensley, Red Bird Christian School 2nd Grade teacher, went back into the devastation in her family’s home area of Letcher County joining her family distributing hundreds of meals daily to victims. By Saturday, teacher colleagues joined her bringing needed supplies to continue the feeding.

• Staff administrators for Red Bird’s Facebook pages began reposting info regarding shelters and needs by the weekend, and Red Bird Mission’s online donation form added a special fund for monetary donations to be used exclusively for flood relief.

• Community Outreach staff loaded up a large van on Monday with more food, clothing, blankets, household cleaning supplies and personal hygiene items for distribution at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Healthcare distribution location.

Red Bird Mission continues to monitor needs and find resources for emerging needs on a daily basis.

Kari Collins, Executive Director said, “Red Bird Mission and Red Bird Clinic have fared well, but the communities we serve have experienced so much loss. We are working closely with every county to make sure we get the right resources to the right place, right away. Please keep OUR COMMUNITIES in your prayers.”

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