Kentucky Flood Disaster Response

August 3, 2022

The Western North Carolina Conference continues to hold in prayer all those impacted by the historic flooding in Eastern Kentucky. Bishop Carter has approved a $20,000 gift from the Western North Carolina Conference to the Kentucky Conference as they begin the process of responding to the needs of clergy and churches that have immediate needs beyond the scope of UMCOR. 

On July 27-28, Eastern Kentucky experienced historic flooding that has claimed the lives of 37 individuals, with many more still unaccounted for. A series of storms dumped over 16 inches of rain across the area, funneling through the valleys and resulting in catastrophic flooding. Hundreds of homes were destroyed, and hundreds more severely damaged.

Please remember that we do not self-deploy to disaster areas. The Kentucky Conference is continuing to assess their needs and next steps. We will relay that information as we know more and when we receive requests for assistance. Right now, the best way to help is financially, to both the Kentucky Conference and UMCOR US Disaster Response. If you are an ERT Team Leader, now is the time to discuss your availability and capacity to respond with your team. 

Kentucky Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

      Attn: Treasurer

      7400 Floydsburg Road

      Crestwood KY 40014

      On the memo line, please put: KY Disaster Response #200902.

Donate to Kentucky Annual Conference

United Methodist Committee On Relief

      US Disaster Response and Recovery

      458 Ponce De Leon Ave, NE

      Atlanta, GA 30308

      On the memo line, please put: US Disaster Response #901670.

Donate to UMCOR US Disaster Response

Contact our Conference Disaster Response Coordinator Brian Mateer,, if you have any questions. We will continue to issue updates as we have more information.