Food recovery and relief in the mountains
No one can be prepared for a disaster like the one that has struck our homes in the mountains this week. The Cowan Community Center is working to do our part by teaming up with our close friends and neighbors at CANE Kitchen and the City of Whitesburg Farmers Market to make donations as useful as possible.
All gifts will be used for relief and recovery from the flood of Summer 2022. Funds will be administrated by the Cowan Community Action Group, parent organization of the Cowan Community Center.
As of August 4, 2022, all funds are in need of donations.
Gifts to the Cowan Community Center Flood Fund will provide relief and services people affected by the flood. Gifts to the Cowan Community Center Flood Fund will also be used for such things as lodging, living stipends, and necessities to those displaced by the floods. This fund may also be used for needs including carpentry and earth-moving.
Gifts to the CANE Kitchen Flood Fund will ensure that we offer meals all day in the center of the flooded area for anyone who wants or needs meals, including recovery workers. Gifts to the CANE Kitchen Flood Fund will be used to distribute food and supplies to other organizations in the area, in addition to distributing directly from its own facility in downtown Whitesburg.
Gifts to the City of Whitesburg Farmers Market Flood Fund will provide relief to families that depend on the market for produce. It will also be used to create opportunities for farmers to replace lost income.
Gifts to The Hub Louisville's Cowan Flood Relief Fund are part of a giving circle established by Talmage Collins to provide relief, services, and programming for people affected by the flood. This fund may be used as needed for staff and services that might, for example, range from grief therapy activities to youth programs to repairs.