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When I heard last week that Maytown was flooding again, my heart sank a little. It sank for the people I know there who know how much time they have, almost down to the minute, to make preparations and get out of town before the water is too high once the town down the way called and said they are flooding. It sank because I knew there really wasn’t anything I could do in the moment to help.

I imagine it was a similar feeling parents have when their children are older and call with bad news. You hurt, you lose sleep, but you know there isn’t really anything you can do to make it better. So what do you do? Well, you probably just go show up. You might not be able to make everything better, but you just want them to know that they aren’t alone.

So, we are going to show up for Maytown and Eastern Kentucky. We can’t fix everything, but we can show up and support them by bringing them cases of water and a little bit of money to help the people there address the most pressing needs at the moment. 

Here is how you can help us show up for Maytown and Eastern Kentucky…

  • Donate Cases of Water: We will be collecting cases of water this Sunday, August 7 and delivering them to Maytown next week.  We will have a place for you to leave them at the church facility Sunday morning.  
  • Donate Money: You can give to the Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief by clicking the link below and selecting the Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief in the drop down box. You can also write a check and put “Flood Relief” in the memo line and drop it in the offering on Sunday or mail it to us at: 

PO Box 586, Pfafftown, NC 27040

Click Here to Donate to the Flood Relief

  • Pray: People all across Eastern Kentucky are dealing with unimaginable loss. Pray for hope and peace for Maytown and the surrounding communities. Pray for the teams and organizations who are in the region assisting in clean-up and relief efforts.

We sent out an email with a lot of this information earlier in the week, and since then two local churches have reached out and asked if they could join us in collecting cases of water. One even offered up their trailer and said they would find more drivers so we could use their church vans as well.  

I went to Maytown for the first time 16 years ago. I love that place. I love the people there. Unfortunately Eastern Kentucky isn’t a region people show up for very often, so it is cool to see so many people from all over the country showing up for Eastern Kentucky when they need it the most.