Please join us in gathering supplies for victims of the historic flooding that ravaged Kentucky over the past week.  A Shafer team member will deliver the items to Kentucky relief agencies on March 13, 2021.

According to the Kentucky Emergency Management Agency, 71 counties or cities have made local disaster declarations, along with the state disaster declaration.  The hardest hit areas were mainly rural communities already struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“With offices in Knoxville and the Tri-Cities, we have clients, friends, and family who live and work in Eastern Kentucky,” said Andy Shafer, President of Shafer Insurance Agency.  “We want to do what we can to help these communities recover.”

Donated items can be dropped off at the Shafer Insurance Agency offices at 1100 Marion Street in Knoxville, Tenn., (in the first floor lobby) or 4105 Fort Henry Drive in Kingsport, Tenn., (Suite 206.)  Hours and dates for drop-off are 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM from March 8 – 12, 2021.

Supplies needed include:

  • Plastic totes w/ lids
  • 5 gallon buckets w/ lids
  • Flat shovels
  • Shop push brooms & squeegees
  • Contractor garbage bags
  • Bleach & household cleaners
  • Scouring pads, scrub brushes & sponges
  • Work gloves & cleaning gloves
  • Shop-Vacs
  • Pillows
  • Blankets
  • Air mattresses
  • Laundry detergent
  • Clothesline/clothespins
  • Tarps
  • Tools: Drywall-removing tools, hammers, nails, screwdrivers, wrenches, etc.
  • Toilet paper
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Incontinence products (ex. Depends)
  • Toothpaste & toothbrushes
  • Soap
  • Shampoo & conditioner
  • Individually packaged crackers, chips, cookies, granola bars, trail mix, nuts, beef sticks, etc.
  • Canned food
  • Pet food (cat, dog, etc.)

A full list of needed supplies can be found here.

Monetary donations can be made to the Southeast Kentucky Flood Relief Fund established by The Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky, a 501(c)3 non-profit community organization serving the people and communities of Southeastern Kentucky.