Kentucky Tornado Recovery: Volunteer Opportunity

November 29, 2022 | by Steve Elliott

Kentucky Tornado Recovery: Volunteer Opportunity

Opportunity to Help with Tornado Recovery in Kentucky
 
In December of 2021, a tornado ripped through Tennessee and Kentucky. The town of Mayfield, Kentucky was largely destroyed.  Other nearby communities were severely damaged.
 
TThey are looking for help with projects in western Tennessee and Kentucky. The scope of work includes, but is not limited to, the following areas: siding, painting, flooring, hanging doors, trim installation, drywall, roofing (only if volunteers are experienced), landscaping, and cleaning.

Teams are welcome, as are individual volunteers.  Work assignments are arranged by the TWKUUMC construction leader.
The TWKUMC conference provides a host site.  Host sites are equipped with a kitchen, sleeping cots or air mattresses, and bathroom facilities with a shower.  All host sites can handle anywhere from 15 to 40 people.  Teams prepare their own meals.
 
Tools and supplies are provided at each work site.

Transportation coordination is the responsibility of the team leader. Groups flying in would want to rent a van.  The closest airport to the impacted area is Paducah, Kentucky. The closest international airport is Nashville and is about 2.5 hours from Mayfield. The recommendation is to fly into Paducah via a connecting flight.  Evansville, Lexington, St. Louis, and Memphis are all about a 2.5 to 3 hours’ drive.

For individual volunteers, the Volunteer Coordinator connects them with another group.
 
A Volunteer Packet with all the details will be provided for interested volunteers.
 
 Sign up HERE to help today!
 
For more information contact: Tyler Nicodem, Volunteer Coordinator
Disaster Recovery Connection
TWK Conf. United Methodist Church
615-600-0827
tyler.nicodem@twkumc.org
www.twkumc.org/drc
 


Steve Elliott serves a the California-Nevada Conference Disaster Response & UMVIM Coordinator (Director).
 


Steve Elliott
Conference Disaster Response & UMVIM Coordinator (Director)
(925) 640-9797

Jessie Conklin
Young People’s and Camping/Retreat Ministries and Disaster Response/Volunteers in Mission
(916) 374-1528