Hardin County Sheriff’s Office to deliver supplies, gift cards to Eastern Kentucky

In this aerial image, the river is still high around the homes in Breathitt County, Ky., on...
In this aerial image, the river is still high around the homes in Breathitt County, Ky., on Saturday, July 30, 2022. Recovery has begun in many of the narrow hollers after historic rains flooded many areas of Eastern Kentucky killing more at least two dozen people. A layer of mud from the retreating waters covers many cars and homes. (Michael Clevenger/Courier Journal via AP)((Michael Clevenger/Courier Journal via AP) | (Michael Clevenger/Courier Journal via AP))
Published: Aug. 2, 2022 at 12:01 PM CDT
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ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (WBKO) - The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday that donations of bottled water and gift cards are currently being accepted to benefit those affected by disastrous flooding in Eastern Kentucky.

Those interested in donating bottled water can do so by visiting a drop-off site located at the lower level of the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office, located in the rear side of the Hardin County Government Building.

Gift cards can be donated inside the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Gift card donors are encouraged to donate Walmart gift cards due to the retailer’s accessibility to those affected by flooding.

The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office is located at 150 North Provident Way in Elizabethtown.

All donations must be received by 9 a.m. on Thursday, August 4.

Personnel with the Sheriff’s Office will transport and distribute donated items to Eastern Kentucky Thursday at approximately 9:30 a.m.

The exact location of distribution has not yet been determined.

“When we saw reports of the devastation inflicted upon our Eastern Kentucky neighbors in recent days from these floods, we at the Sheriff’s Office knew that we had to do whatever we could,” said Hardin County Sheriff John Ward. “I know Hardin County to be an extremely generous community and I am deeply appreciative of any support we receive in this endeavor. The need is critical.”

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