Donations

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON DONATIONS Regarding Hurrican Harvey

The overwhelming generosity of the public is greatly appreciated, however the the influx of donated items exceeds the needs of the impacted communities at this time. Therefore, the State of Texas is asking that you please DO NOT donate unsolicited goods such as used clothing, miscellaneous household items, medicine, or perishable foodstuffs at this time. 

As we continue to receive unsolicited donations, supporting agencies must redirect staff and volunteers away from providing direct services to survivors in order to sort, package, transport, warehouse, and distribute items that may not meet the needs of disaster survivors.

If you have already collected items for Hurricane Harvey, please consider donating them to a nonprofit organization in your community that accepts in-kind donations, or register in-kind donations here.  If you are a company seeking to donate goods to the Hurricane Harvey efforts, please fill out the form for Corporate Donations located here. This information will be sent to the appropriate parties as needs arise.   

The most effective way for individuals and private sector partners to support disaster survivors in their recovery is to donate money and time to trusted, reputable, voluntary or charitable organizations. Cash donations offer voluntary agencies and faith-based organizations the most flexibility to address urgently developing needs, as well as needs that arise over the coming months and years. With cash in hand, these organizations can obtain needed resources locally which will help local economies recover.    

Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced that the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation have collaborated with the OneStar Foundation to form the Rebuild Texas Fund.  Michael & Susan Dell are leading the charge to raise $100 million for the fund.  Those wishing to donate to the fund can do so by visiting www.rebuildtx.org or by texting ‘rebuildtx’ to 91999.

You may also make a financial donation to a Texas VOAD Member or a National VOAD Member to help voluntary or charitable organizations continue to provide services to those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

 Cash is the fastest way to assist disaster survivors. Cash offers voluntary agencies the most flexibility in obtaining the most-needed resources.

  • Many charities specialize in providing relief in disaster areas, yet they face significant financial barriers to getting their staff, equipment, and supplies into impacted areas.
  • Donations helps put experienced disaster responders on the ground, and gives them the tools they need to help survivors recover.
  • Organizations typically prefer cash donations because they allow organizations to:
    • Purchase food, water, medicine, and equipment from secure and familiar supply chains
    • Buy materials locally — which can help rebuild the local economy
    • Conserve resources — money is always necessary and cheap to send, but the cost to ship material supplies can be expensive.
      • Remember, material supplies such as used clothing, miscellaneous household items, and mixed or perishable food require helping agencies to redirect volunteer labor away from providing direct one-on-one assistance to sort, package, transport, warehouse, and distribute items that may not meet the needs of disaster survivors.

 

·         Donate through a trusted organization.  At the national level, many voluntary, faith- and community-based organizations are active in disasters, and are trusted ways to donate in order to help disaster survivors.

  • If you need help in determining who to give to, the Texas Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (Texas VOAD) website has a list of vetted disaster relief organizations who are providing services to our residents.  Texas VOAD represents more than three dozen faith-based, community, nonprofit and non-governmental organizations.     
  • Additionally, National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster website has a list of vetted disaster relief organizations who provide help to disaster survivors. National VOAD is the recognized non-governmental leader of the disaster preparedness, response, and recovery sector. National VOAD members and partners represent a powerful force of goodwill in America.

 

Following Information are other donation options: kyumc.org

 

Cleaning Buckets and Hygiene kits can be collected and dropped off beginning September 11th. 

We are using the UMCOR instructions for the kits which are the same as Church World Services.

 

UMC Harvey Collection Points

   
     

Church

District

Address

Bardstown UMC

Bluegrass

116 E. Flaget Ave., Bardstown, KY

Danville Centenary UMC

Bluegrass

1441 Perryville Rd., Danville, KY

Frankfort 1st UMC

Bluegrass

211 Washington St, Frankfort, KY 40601

Shelbyville Centenary UMC

Bluegrass

429 Main St., Shelbyville, KY

Stoner Creek UMC

Bluegrass

3455 Stoner Creek Rd., Elkhorn, KY 42733

Brandenburg UMC

Heartland

215 Broadway, Brandenburg, KY 40009

Elizabethtown Memorial

Heartland

631 N Miles St., Elizabethtown, KY 42701

Jeffersontown UMC

Heartland

10219 Taylorsville Rd, Louisville, KY 40299

Cannonsburg Trinity UMC

KY East

11620 Midland Trail Rd, Ashland, KY 41102

Pikeville 1st UMC

KY East

107 Main St, Pikeville, KY 41501

St. Luke UMC

Lexington

2351 Alumni Dr., Lexington, KY 40517

Immanuel UMC

Northern KY

2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017

Henderson 1st UMC

Owensboro

338 Third St., Henderson, KY

Settle Memorial UMC

Owensboro

202 E 4th St., Owensboro, KY 42303

Redemption City

Pennyrile

110 East Railroad St., Dawson Springs, KY

Broadway UMC

South Central

1323 Melrose Dr., Bowling Green, KY 42104

Columbia Trinity UMC

South Central

2418 Campbellsville Rd., Columbia, KY 42728

Glasgow 1st UMC

South Central

500 S. Green St, Glasgow, KY 42141

Scottsville 1st UMC

South Central

400 E Main St., Scottsville, KY 42164

Grace on the Hill UMC

South East

1632 Cumberland Falls Hwy, Corbin, KY  40701

Liberty UMC

South East

108 Hustonville St., Liberty, KY 42539

London UMC

South East

301 W. Fifth St., London, KY 40741

Middlesboro Covenant UMC

South East

602 Dorchester Ave., Middlesboro, KY 40965

Monticello UMC

South East

123 E. Michigan Ave, Monticello, KY 42633

Somerset 1st UMC

South East

99 S. Central Ave, Somerset, KY 42501