Officials in Hopkins County, Ky., say they are seeking to help victims of the devastating floods sweeping eastern Kentucky.

According to a message from Executive Judge Jack Whitfield, by Tuesday, Aug. 2, donations will be collected at the Hopkins County Government Center at 56 N. Main St. in Madisonville.

Whitfield says donations of cleaning supplies and gift cards will work best. Clothing and bottled water are not required at this time.

Donations can be dropped off at 56 N. Main St. during the following hours.

  • 8am-4pm Friday July 29
  • 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Saturday July 30
  • 8am-4pm Monday August 1st
  • 8am-4pm Tuesday August 2

As of Friday morning, there were at least 16 confirmed deaths from the flooding, and that death toll is expected to rise.

“Our friends in Eastern Kentucky are the same people who came to our aid after the December 10, 2021 tornado, and we are more than happy to do them that favor,” a statement on the government page said. of Hopkins County.

Anyone with questions about how to donate in Hopkins County can call 270-821-8294.

If you are looking for a way to donate online, you can visit TeamEKYFloodReliefFund.ky.gov, which state officials created to allow donations through an online portal.