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Effective Volunteer Management in Blue Skies and in Times of Disaster​


Hosted by the Kentucky Nonprofit Network (KNN) in partnership with Serve Kentucky. Special thanks to our keynote speakers from Hands On Nashville: Lori Shinton, Alex Dorman, and Nelly Pérez Meléndez; and to our panelists: Heath Duncan from Habitat for Humanity Pennyrile Region and Josh Mullins from Hindman Settlement School.​​​

​​​​​​​Team Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief 

Disastrous flooding in Eastern Kentucky in July 2022 left tremendous damage throughout the region.  By the time their registrations had closed, FEMA had received more than 16,000 claims applications.  Once the initial response phase has ended, long-term recovery begins and can last two years or more.  To coordinate long-term recovery, counties with significant damage form Long Term Recovery Groups (LTRGs), led by volunteers and assisted by local officials, to coordinate resources and recovery efforts, apply for grants, and manage volunteers who are responding to needs.

Serve Kentucky is assisting LTRGs in Eastern Kentucky by providing access and support for a Team Kentucky volunteer management portal that lets LTRGs post needs, manage volunteers, and track volunteer hours as required to access grants and FEMA assistance.

Long Term Recovery Groups representing the counties of Breathitt, Floyd, Knott, Letcher, Perry, and Pike are currently participating, and these counties represent the areas with the most significant damage.

If you are interested in assisting as a volunteer in the long-term recovery of any or all of these counties, go to or search Google for “kyfloodvolunteers”.  

Create your individual account, choose how you want to help, become a “Fan” of any or all of these LTRGs and you will be able to see current needs that are listed and be notified when future needs are posted.

Other Resources for Team Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief

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