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Media Advisory - Ohio County Volunteers Rebuilding from December Tornadoes

Media Advisory

New Ohio County Nonprofit Celebrating Volunteers Rebuilding and Restoring Lives

HARTFORD, Ky.– A faith-based effort with volunteers from multiple faith communities will be recognized for continuing work supporting construction and rebuilding efforts in Ohio County.

Who:               Ohio County Tornado Long-Term Recovery Team
                        Ray Groff, Volunteer Coordinator
Charlotte Whittaker, AARP Volunteer State President
Invited guests include: Public, Local County, State, Congressional officials and staff.

What:             A lunch-time celebration of the numerous construction volunteers helping restore and rebuild homes in the county. Guests will have an opportunity for a guided tour of disaster recovery efforts underway in Ohio County. AARP Kentucky State President Charlotte Whittaker is presenting a $1,000 check in support of rebuilding and restoring lives and homes for December tornado victims.

Where:           Brown’s Farm Fresh Produce & Meat 3605 State Route 69 in Hartford 42347

When:             Thursday April 7, 2022

  • 10:30 a.m. CST a guided tour of the volunteers’ progress to date in Ohio County.
  • 11:45 a.m. CST following tour, a lunch-time celebration with AARP Kentucky check presentation to Ohio County Tornado Recovery Team.

Why:               More than 200 Ohio County residents’ lives were disrupted and impacted by the December 2021 tornadoes. Some 60 homes and farm buildings were destroyed or damaged. Local volunteers with support from faith communities (Local, Amish and Mennonites) across the county and country have been restoring and rebuilding county residents’ homes and delivering hope.

CONTACT:
Scott Wegenast                        
502-287-2089   swegenast@aarp.org     @AARPKY

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