As the Eastern Kentucky towns of West Liberty and Salyersville continue in the early stages of recovering from the EF3 tornado that ravaged their respective communities, Nicholasville and Jessamine County firefighters are continuing their efforts to help those residents by collecting nonperishable food items.
“There is a group in Morehead that feeds needy people,” Nicholasville firefighter Jerry Stephens said. “They see the need there (West Liberty and Salyersville), so they made contact in Frankfort, and they’ve set them up a place to feed people. This past Saturday, they fed between 800 and 900 people in Morgan County and another 100 people in Magoffin County.”
Stephens said since the state gave the group approval to open a kitchen to feed residents, local fire departments are now collecting nonperishable food items to help the cause.
“We’ve set up a place here to supply them,” Stephens said. “We are collecting any kind of (nonperishable) food donations. Things like pork and beans, green beans, corn — the larger the can the better; we will take anything.”