Last Wednesday, we received an email, forwarded from District Governor Michelle Charles, from the RI Directory for Zones 30 & 31, which includes Eastern Kentucky, asking for any cash donations that could be sent to help victims of the recent flooding in that area. The text of that email is shown below.
Your Board of Trustees voted at the end of last week to send a $1,000 donation from our Charitable Fund to the Rotary Eastern Kentucky Relief Fund, which is being administered by District Governor of District 6740, Seema Sachdeva, through the Rotary Club of Pikeville, Kentucky, and the Pikeville Community Foundation.
Doing the math, this represents a roughly $10 per person donation from our Club. If you happen to be inspired to donate more to this cause, the information on where to send donations is in the email text below. 

Dear Rotary Members in Zones 30 and 31,

Once again, #RotaryResponds where human needs are great. 

Last Thursday, flooding devastated three counties in eastern Kentucky in economically challenged communities. Twenty-six people have lost their lives and fatalities may rise as rescue efforts continue. People who had very little before the flooding are now left with nothing.  Flooding in small communities in hollows in our own District 6740 has destroyed homes and livelihoods. Many people are without power or running water. This article from the New York Times only begins to describe the devastation and loss of life. Additional rains today, July 31, are adding to the suffering and complicating rescues efforts.

Rotary District Governor in 6740, Seema Sachdeva, the district leadership and Rotary clubs in the devastated communities are organized to accept donations to help these communities survive, recover and rebuild. At this time, cash donations are needed and are the preferred way for each of us to make a difference.

Please help the people of eastern Kentucky. The Pikeville, KY Rotary club will serve as the district’s point of contact for cash contributions to a 501(c) (3) fund, through an account with the Pikeville Community Foundation.

Cash contributions can be sent to the following address:

Pikeville Rotary Club Eastern Kentucky Disaster Relief FundPO Box 988Pikeville, KY 41502

Funds will  be used for immediate disaster relief for the affected families. More information about relief efforts and needs will be communicated as it becomes available.

Please help out our communities and families that are in such desperate need in eastern Kentucky. Thank you for being a Rotarian, and thank you for your compassion.Sincerely,Elizabeth UsoviczRotary International Director, Rotary Zones 30 and 31