Update On BBF’s Response To Kentucky Floods
By Kaitlyn Nuebel
Brother’s Brother Foundation launched the Kentucky Relief Fund following a series of severe thunderstorms that destroyed hundreds of homes in eastern Kentucky this past July. A portion of the donations raised will provide funding to the Cowan Community Action Group (CCAG), a nonprofit community service organization that creates programs to promote a healthy lifestyle and intergenerational relationships in communities in eastern Kentucky.
The Cowan Community Center was fortunate to avoid flooding and damage from the storms, and consequently became the only place in Letcher County able to provide childcare before the start of the school year. CCAG, in partnership with Letcher County Public Schools, provided buses to transport children to its Kids on the Creek day camp during weekdays. The Cowan Community Center also opened its doors to displaced churches, youth groups, and organizations in need of a new place to host meetings.
BBF’s grant to CCAG will support the organization as it continues to play a vital role in flood recovery. With additional funding, CCAG will be able to develop its Kids on the Creek daycare and create programming to support families and farmers whose lives were upended from the storm.
BBF’s partnership with CCAG proceeds other grants sent to Kentucky food pantries to provide communities impacted by the recent flood and last year’s series of deadly tornadoes with immediate assistance.