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Desks and furnishings from Lexington and Louisville heading to flood-damaged eastern Kentucky school

Samantha Morrill
Hindman, Kentucky flood damage

Fayette and Jefferson County schools are sending desks, other furnishings, and supplies to Hindman Elementary School. The eastern Kentucky school building suffered significant flood damage. Katie Williams is the director of communications for the Lexington school district. She said Hindman school officials are very appreciative of the shipment.

“They are really just so thankful. They have seen so much support come in throughout the state and really the nation. But, I think from really sister to sister from school district to school district, it feels nice to have the support from educators to know that we’re doing what we can on our end to help them re-open their building,” said Williams.

Williams noted the items being sent to Hindman come from existing surplus supplies. She added similar donations may be made to other schools.

“At this time, I think we’re in communication with a few different school districts in eastern Kentucky who were impacted by floods. So, there are a few different projects that we’re working on and ways that we hope that we can help down the road,” said Williams.

Williams said the materials from Louisville will be combined with Lexington’s donations and sent on to eastern Kentucky Wednesday.

The Lexington school official encourages everyone to be aware of future needs including volunteering at eastern Kentucky sites.

Stu has been reporting for WEKU for more than 30 years.
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