March 2, 2012 Tornado Response

KY Gov. Steve Beshear visits West Liberty. (photo by Captain Stephen Martin, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs

Laurel County is in need of volunteers to help bag debris and get it to roadways.  Contact East Bernstadt Fire Department (606-843-6511).

Kentucky Baptist Fellowship and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship are not disaster relief organizations, but do respond when major disaster strikes.  The recent tornado's in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio have caused widespread damage.  KBF is working with KY Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (KY VOAD) to determine the need and the role we can play in the future.

At this time, we are not directly receiving or collecting donations.  We will follow the lead of KY VOAD and help when asked.  When donations and volunteers are organized, we will notify our network.  Monetary donations are accepted at this time to our KBF Disaster Response Fund.   

GIVE NOW BY CLICKING HERE and noting that the money is for Disaster Response (or you may mail a check to the KBF office at 225 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy, Suite 205, Louisville, KY 40222)

Here is additional information from Kentucky.Com about tornado help agencies.

Click here for information about CBF Disaster Response

Additionally, if you or your church community is in need after this storm or you will be organizing your own volunteer efforts, please notify KBF's Disaster Relief Coordinator Jan Causey and KBF Associate Coordinator Josh Speight.

Although not a disaster relief organization,Kentucky Baptist Fellowship responds when major disasters strike through its own resources or partner organizations. KBF's model for response ministry is to be a long-term presence, helping communities recover and rebuild. 
When gift-in-kind donations are helpful in disaster relief, KBF serves as a clearinghouse, matching a donor with a need in the disaster zone. Frequently, KBF establishes a designated fund, where individuals and churches can financially contribute to relief for a specific disaster. When volunteers are needed, KBF invites individuals and groups to apply for service opportunities in the disaster zone.