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City Thanks Community on Harvey Relief Efforts & Transitions to Irma Support

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Owing to tremendous community response, city officials announced a drive to launch support for victims of Hurricane Irma.  A similar effort to assist Hurricane Harvey victims wrapped up last week with recently donated items shipped to the Houston area Friday.  Hendricks noted, “We couldn’t be more proud of the community’s outpouring of compassion for our neighbors to the south and strong desire to lend a hand in this most severe time of need.  However, we aren’t surprised because that’s what we do; it’s who we are – Team Hopkinsville.”

Thanks to our partners at Calhoun and Company, collections will continue to be accepted at the central donation staging area at the old Sears Building located at 2418 Fort Campbell Boulevard (next to Restoration House).  Items will be accepted daily between 8am and 8pm through Friday, September 22, at which time they will be assembled for transport to deliver to Florida.

DONATION GUIDELINES

  • Immediate needs include toiletries, cleaning supplies, and diapers. 
  • Please do not send clothing, bedding, or furniture at this time.
  • Financial donations may continue to be directed to local churches, organizations, Red Cross, or Salvation Army. 

Mayor Hendricks and Local Hurricane Relief Coordinator Sherria Hester extend their most sincere thanks to the greater Hopkinsville community and the following businesses, organizations, and individuals who have already played major roles in city Harvey response efforts or who took the initiative to organize other means of support.

Volunteers:

  • Mike Cartner
  • Hoptown Heroes from the Pennyroyal Veterans Center, Sam Billington & Curtis Gossett

Donors:

  • Alyssa Meyer & Great American Clips of Clarksville #1078 
  • Avon by Wanda Hook
  • Boys and Girls Club of Hopkinsville-Christian County
  • Calhoun and Company (warehouse) 
  • Cedar Grove Baptist Church
  • Food Lion 
  • Gateway Academy
  • H&R Agri-Power
  • Heritage Bank
  • Hopkinsville Brewing Company
  • Hopkinsville Public Works Department (dispatching pick up drivers) 
  • Hopkinsville Solid Waste Enterprise
  • Indian Hills Elementary School
  • Moore's Baptist Church
  • New Work Fellowship
  • Stanley Engineered Fastening
  • Tony Boggess & Community Development Services (signage)
  • Virginia Street Baptist Church Watkins Express Freight (trailer, delivery)

Designated Drop-Off Locations:

  • Boys and Girls Club of Hopkinsville-Christian County
  • Coldwell Banker MetroNet Realtors
  • Food Lion
  • Furry Friends 
  • Gateway Academy 
  • Heritage Bank (2 locations)
  • Hopkinsville Brewing Company
  • Hopkinsville Child Development Center
  • New Work Fellowship
  • Pennyrile Ford 
  • Pennyroyal Arts Council 
  • Pennyroyal Hospice, Inc.
  • Skyline Animal Clinic 
  • The Car Spa

For other local relief effort updates including a complete listing of other drop-off location, please see the partner directory on Facebook @HopkinsvilleHurricaneRelief

Have other questions or interested in volunteering?  Please contact Sherria Hester, local hurricane relief coordinator, by phone at 270-887-4290 or by email at sherria.hester@hopkinsvilleky.us.