EKCEP Announces New FLOOD Initiative to Help Affected Eastern Kentucky Residents

EASTERN KENTUCKY (WYMT) – Officials of the Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program (EKCEP) announced a new initiative to help those affected by the historic flooding in late July.

The initiative is called EKY FLOOD – Finding Local Opportunities to Overcome Disasters.

The project will help new employees, volunteers, employers, business owners, non-profit organizations and communities in Eastern Kentucky where recovery work continues.

If you have been laid off or are already volunteering and want to help with debris removal, cleanup, sanitation, reconstruction, distribution of food and supplies, identification of needs assistance or awareness while being paid, you can apply by clicking on here.

You can also attend one of the events listed below:

  • Monday, August 22, at the Letcher County Recreation Center on Jenkins Road in Whitesburg.
  • Friday August 26, at the former JCPenney store in the Black Gold Plaza in Hazard.
  • Tuesday, August 30 at the Breathitt County Public Library. The address is 1024 College Avenue in Jackson.
  • Friday, September 1 at Knott County Sportsplex on Hwy 80.

If you are an EKY FLOOD disaster relief employer who hires and supervises volunteers, you can partner with EKCEP for salary reimbursement, if applicable. To start the process, you can click here.

If you want more information about EKY FLOOD, you can click on here.

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