Western Kentucky Disaster Relief Resource Portal

More than 100 resources for those in need or for those who’d like to donate their time, supplies and/or money.

The extreme weather that impacted parts of western Kentucky this December won’t soon be lost on us, and we’re committed to helping rebuild the communities that were affected.

We plan on doing that in a variety of ways within our own organization, such as funneling 100% of donations accepted through our donation portal and the round-up efforts in our stores to disaster relief, among much more, such as providing vouchers.

This page will be used to publicize efforts available outside our organization to individuals affected by the tornados and those who are looking to help, whether it be monetarily, donations or volunteer services.

Resources for those affected

Shelter

Food banks

Medical assistance

Financial assistance

Transportation

Donation options

How to donate money

How to donate time

How to donate supplies/resources/food

  • Community Foundation of West Kentucky Relief Fund: The Community Foundation of West Kentucky, based in Paducah, is accepting supplies to assist individuals in the area. Drop off donations at the US Bank Building at 333 Broadway, Suite 503 in Paducah.
  • Kentucky Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster: KYVOAD is holding daily coordination calls at 4 p.m. EST via Zoom to continue monitoring needs. There are working breakout groups to coordinate services between organizations. These meetings happen daily at 3:30 p.m. EST. To get the Zoom information for the meetings please email kentuckyvoad@gmail.com.
  • Red Cross Food Drive: Those who can donate food in the Bowling Green area can drop off at 1647 Scottsville road in Bowling Green.
  • Red Cross Blood Drive: To donate blood to those who may be in need in affected areas can visit the linked web page here and type in their zip code.
  • Jefferson County Public Schools donation drive: Every day this week (December 13-19), JCPS is holding a donation drive at VanHoose Education Building, 3332 Newburg Road, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you wish to donate supplies for western Kentucky storm victims, drop of donations at the address above.
  • Hope House Food Drive: Donate food to the Hope House at 112 W. 10th Ave. in Bowling Green.
  • Marshall County Tornado Disaster Relief: Call (270) 703-2706 or (270) 252-6530 to donate food, water, toiletries, cleaning supplies and other items.
  • Green River Distillery: The distillery is collecting water, crackers, cookies, baby formula, diapers, sanitizing wipes, mouthwash, sanitizer, gloves and trash bags, among other things, such as toys, to help tornado victims and bring holiday spirit. Drop off at 10 Distillery Road in Owensboro after 10 a.m. every day.
  • Clayton & Crume: The leather goods company, which was created by Western Kentucky University students, is accepting donations via its website to support people and organizations that need assistance.
  • Mercy Chefs in Mayfield, Kentucky: Mercy Chefs, a nonprofit that provides food for disaster victims, is in Mayfield and accepting monetary donations to use for food.
  • Western Kentucky Toy Drive: First Lady Britainy Beshear is organizing a toy drive for Western Kentucky children impacted by the tornados. Louisville drop-off locations will be at Broadbent Arena, KFEC Gate 4 Dr., (Off Crittenden Drive) with drop-offs accepted Tuesday, Dec. 14 – Friday, Dec. 17, noon – 5 p.m. EST, and Saturday, Dec. 18, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and St. Matthews Police Department, 3940 Grandview Ave, with drop-offs accepted Tuesday, Dec. 14 – Friday, Dec. 17, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Heartland Worship Center: Off I24 Exit 7 Paducah, KY. Call (270) 331-0945 drop off.
  • Anything Goes Trading Company: 41 W Baldree Rd., Boaz, KY. Accepting donations during business hours (9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.).
  • Joseph Church: 20 KY-339 Fancy Farm, KY. Also acting as a shelter.
  • Mayfield Eagles Club: 2207 State Route 1276 Mayfield. KY. Accepting donations during business hours (9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.).
  • Mayfield Animal Shelter: 500 N 12 St. Mayfield, KY. Giving away free dog and cat food.
  • Midwest Food Bank: Accepting donations and giving out family food boxes.
  • Central Elementary Gym: 2262 KY-121 Mayfield, KY. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., not accepting clothing.
  • Mayfield-Graves County Fairgrounds: 1004 KY-121 Mayfield, KY.
  • Independence Bank: 100 E College St. Mayfield, KY. (270) 705-1776.
  • AAA Stow-A-Way: All locations.
  • Barrell and Bond: 100 Broadway St. (270) 442-2663.
  • Coad Toyota Paducah: 3941 Mike Smith Dr. (270) 408-6453.
  • Oaks Mall: 5101 Hinkleville Rd., Paducah, KY. Customer service desk, non-perishable items only.
  • Downtown Classic Tattoo: 109 Markethouse Square, Paducah, KY. (270) 557-7928.
  • Dry Ground Brewing Company: 3121 Broadway St., Paducah, KY. (270) 201-2096.
  • Etcetera Coffee: 320 N 6th St. Paducah, KY. (270) 443-7760.
  • Hancock’s of Paducah: 3841 Hinkleville Rd., Paducah, KY. (800) 845-8723. Asking for clean quilts and blankets in good condition.
  • Heartland Church: 4777 Alben Barkley Dr. Paducah, KY. (270) 534-1400.
  • The Johnson Bar: 133 S 3rd St. Paducah, KY. (270) 557-7594.
  • KY Addiction Centers: 148 Stuart Nelson Park Rd., Paducah, KY. (270) 908-2681.
  • McCracken County School District: All schools. Taking different donations on different days.

How to report a scam fundraiser

  • The Better Business Bureau warns that potential scammers may start surfacing and taking advantage of those who want to help. To report a potential scam, contact BBB at 1-800-388-2222 or click here. More tips to ensure your donation goes to legitimate sources are available on the BBB website.