August 1, 2022
MDS monitoring flood situation in eastern Kentucky
Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) is monitoring the situation in flood-stricken eastern Kentucky.
Heavy rain has produced flooding that has killed at least 30 people and left dozens missing, along with widespread property damage.
MDS is communicating with its partners in the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) network to coordinate recovery efforts.
MDS and Storm Aid are co-assembling an investigation team and will organize Early Response Teams on the ground as soon as it’s safe to do so amid ongoing flash flood risks.
MDS supporters in the U.S. are invited to donate to help people impacted by flooding in Kentucky and “to pray for those affected, said MDS Executive Director Kevin King.
“Please consider donating to MDS and please be patient as we assess damages and see when it’s safe to send Early Response Teams,” he added.
MDS has close ties in the area through both local long-term recovery committees and Mennonite church contacts.
“We expect to help in the cleanup phase as well as over the long haul,” said King. “There will be deep needs—please pray for all those affected and all those who have lost loved ones.”
Canadians are encouraged to donate to help MDS Canada continue to help people affected by flooding and wildfires in B.C.