Appalachian Disaster Relief Team Coordinates Volunteers To Aid Hard Hit Region

Mar 5, 2012

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Among the organizations mobilizing in Eastern Kentucky in the wake of Friday’s storms is the Christian Appalachian Project.

When news broke of the devastation caused by last week’s deadly line of storms, the organization's disaster relief team immediately dispatched 150 workers to aid in the cleanup and diverted volunteers from other projects.

"It can be overwhelming," says Guy Adams,, president and CEO of CAP. 

Adams says his organization has stationed an Operation Sharing Truck at the Hamburg Walmart in Lexington to gather water, batteries, non-perishable food items, and financial contributions. He says the widespread nature of the damage and the more sparsely populated makeup of parts of the region present unique challenges.

"It takes substantial resources to get to the people who are in need in Appalachia that we serve, whether those are children and their families, individuals with disabilities, or the elderly," Adams says.

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