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How to help flood victims of Kentucky and Virginia

Here are places that are providing help to those who have been affected by the flooding.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Recent severe storms have caused damage to homes, roads and bridges in many communities across eastern Kentucky and Tennessee.

Here are places that are providing help to those who have been affected by the flooding. 

Concord United Methodist Church

The Concord United Methodist Church's thrift store is now collecting donations for those affected by recent flooding in Virginia, according to a release.

They are now collecting hygiene items, school supplies and cleaning supplies. They will take everything from dish soap, shampoo, conditioner and bar soap to backpacks, lunch boxes, pens and notebook paper.

The Thrift Store will be accepting donations during store hours. Those are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The store is closed on Sunday.

Donations may be dropped off at the store, located at 8843 Kingston Pike in Knoxville until August 12, CUMC said. 

U-Haul

According to the release, U-Haul is making six facilities across Kentucky and Tennessee available to provide 30 days of free self-storage and U-Box container usage to assist residents in flooding recovery.

For more information about the U-Haul disaster relief program or needing to arrange 30 days of free self-storage should contact the participating facility nearest them:

Kentucky:

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Lexington

1200 E. New Circle Road

Lexington, KY 40505

(859) 252-7596

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Masterson Station

2425 Merchant St.

Lexington, KY 40511

(859) 309-5729

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Versailles

501 Marsailles Road

Versailles, KY 40383

(859) 251-6381

Tennessee:

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Bristol

2854 W. State St.

Bristol, TN 37620

(423) 217-4642 

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Kingsport

1805 E. Stone Drive

Kingsport, TN 37660

(423) 343-5593

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Johnson City

2805 N. Roan St.

Johnson City, TN 37601

(423) 218-1806

American Veterans: Help Fill the Truck

American Veterans of Post 2 in Oak Ridge and the Ladies Auxiliary 2 are filling a 26-foot moving truck with a lot of love and recovery supplies. 

The truck will be parked outside of the AMVETS Post 2 on 190 Adams Lane in Oak Ridge. It starts Friday, August 5 at 3 p.m. through Sunday, August 7 at 9 p.m. You are able to drive by and drop off donations. 

Suggested items include: baby food, wipes, soap, personal toiletries, first aid items, OTC medicine, hand tools, trash bags, water, etc. 

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