Collecting water donations during the UK-UofL WBB match

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Water donations were collected during Sunday’s UK-UofL women’s basketball game at KFC Yum! Western Kentucky Tornado Assistance Center.

What do you want to know

  • Louisville held a water donation drive at the Kentucky-Louisville women’s basketball game on Sunday
  • Donations raised at KFC Yum! The center will be sent to Mayfield, Bowling Green and other affected communities
  • Louisville-area food trucks are also heading to western Kentucky to help feed those affected by the tornadoes
  • You can donate to the Official Team Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund here

Fischer said first responders from the Louisville Fire Department, Pleasure Ridge Park Fire Department and Louisville Emergency Services are already in Mayfield, helping with rescue and recovery efforts in a community the Governor Andy Beshear has described it as the “epicenter” of the terrible tragedy. The mayor of Louisville contacted the mayor of Mayfield to offer more help.

In a press release, Fischer confirmed that a group of local food trucks — All Thai’d Up, Ramiros, Hot Buns, Hurrikanes and Celtic Pig — are heading to western Kentucky to help feed those in need. need, as well as volunteers and the first. speakers

Fischer offered his deepest condolences and sympathy to those across the state “who were affected by the almost unimaginable destruction from this weekend’s tornadoes and storms.”

“You have our prayers, our support and our assurances that we stand ready to help in any way we can,” he said in a statement.

One of the big needs right now is water in affected communities, Fischer said. The water donation drive took place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 12 at the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky women’s basketball game.

Volunteers, including those from the Compassionate Louisville Board of Directors, chaired by Dr. Muhammad Babar, and the SOS Emergency Response Team were also on hand to help accept donations.

The American Red Cross also organizes blood drives to help those in need, many of them in Louisville. “We’ll be sharing more details on that as they come in, so stay tuned,” Fischer said.

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