HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) — Volunteers gathered at a parking lot off Highway 80 in Hazard to deliver supplies.
“We know there are parts of the boroughs that people can’t reach with supplies because the roads are gone, so we just made a Facebook post and made a Zoom call asking for help,” Chris Fugate, Gospel Light Baptist Church pastor said.
Fugate’s call was answered by outdoor recreation teams across the region. They collected water, cleaning supplies, and anything else they could grab.
“We can cross streams where other people cannot. We can go up some howlers, some roads that others can’t, so we’re coming to help,” said Kathy Spurlock, treasurer of the Kentucky Mountain Region Recreational Authority.
They stocked up on supplies from the Gospel Light Baptist Church and filled their ATVs as best they could.
“We’re trying to help the community as much as we can and when other counties have been calling to request help. We spread the word and most of our members have joined to help other people,” said Jackson County Off-Roaders Association Treasurer Joe Hawker.
The Gospel Light Baptist Church still serves as a shelter for flood victims and also as a hub for donations.
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