• Bill Raines

Lawrence County Residents Help Kentucky Tornado Victims

LAWRENCE COUNTY - (December 14, 2021) - Lawrence County residents are beginning to drop off items for the victims of the Kentucky tornado.


A donor drops off diapers at Lowes in Bedford


The items being collected will be sent to Madisonville, Kentucky.


This effort was organized by Dan Gerkin of Gerkin Construction, and several businesses and churches have helped in the efforts.


Dan Gerkin explains the plans of collection and delivery.





The plan is to collect items on Tuesday and Wednesday and move all the items to an enclosed trailer and deliver them directly to the Madisonville, Kentucky. Gerkin Construction will be providing the trucks, trailers and drivers. Gerkin's will accept donations for fuel costs.


Grace Full Gospel Church is a drop off location located on Kenny Simpson Lane


Gerkin's will also accept checks made out to the American Red Cross. Several businesses that are helping include WBIW, Stars 99.3, Mikels Signs, Root's RV's, Jay-C Plus, Lowes, Grace Full Gospel Church, Hillside Christian Church, Mitchell Church of Christ, and many more.


Drop off of supplies available at Jay-C Plus parking lot near Burger King in Bedford


Collection locations include Bedford Lowes, Jay-C Plus, Hillcrest Christian Church Grace Full Gospel Church and Crossroads Church


The collection will begin Tuesday through Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the locations listed above. For more information call 812-583-1318.

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