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A Lexington church is collecting donations for Eastern Kentucky flood victims

Posted at 4:49 PM, Feb 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-13 18:10:57-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Heritage Baptist Church is collecting donations for victims of flooding in Eastern Kentucky.

The church is accepting donations of all kinds, including clothing and cash, but are centering their efforts on collecting cleaning supplies.

“When the water’s gone, that’s the main thing, but it’s the damage the water leaves behind. There’s bacteria and there’s contamination,” explained Heritage Baptist Church Pastor Greg Waltermire.

Currently, the church has gathered dozens of bottles of bleach, brooms, squeegees and garbage bags. The goal is to deliver them to Harlan and Bell counties on Sunday. They are also hoping to have an excess of donations so they can expand their deliveries to surrounding counties.

“We just want to be as big a blessing as we can to people because need knows no season. It knows no geography. And southeastern Kentucky has really had their share of it this year,” said Waltermire.

Donations can be dropped off at 163 N. Ashland Ave in Lexington before noon on Friday and Saturday.

Cash donations are also accepted. Heritage Baptist Church will use those donations to purchase additional cleaning supplies.