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Direct Relief Commits an Initial $250,000 to Kentucky Relief Efforts


Extreme Weather

A car is submerged in flood waters along Right Beaver Creek, following a day of heavy rain in in Garrett, Kentucky, U.S. July 28, 2022. (Photo by Pat McDonogh/ Reuters)

In response to the extensive damage and loss of life caused by flooding in Kentucky, Direct Relief has made an initial cash commitment of $250,000 to facilitate the rapid deployment of emergency medical supplies and operating funds.

Direct Relief has extended offers of assistance to Kentucky-based organizations and agencies, including the Kentucky Primary Care Association.

At least four clinic locations have been completely destroyed in the flooding, and several are without water or stable electricity. Staffing is also a challenge as many healthcare employees have sustained substantial personal losses of property and vehicles.

A valley lies flooded as seen from a helicopter during a tour by Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear over eastern Kentucky, U.S. July 29, 2022. (Photo by Office of Governor Andy Beshear/Reuters)

Immediate medical supplies needed include:

  • Hepatitis A shots
  • Tetanus shots
  • Insulin, glucometers, strips, constant readers, supplies
  • Oxygen, concentrators, tanks, masks
  • IV fluids and tubing
  • Nebulizer tubing
  • CPAP machines
  • EPI pens

The organization maintains a standing inventory of medical aid frequently requested during emergencies. In the past year, the organization has responded to crises from Louisianna to California with requested materials ranging from insulin to solar generators.

Since January 2022, Direct Relief has provided nonprofit health centers and clinics in Kentucky with more than $1.3 million in requested medical aid.

Direct Relief is preparing to mobilize needed medical supplies this week and will continue to provide updates as the situation evolves.

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