Toy drive for eastern Kentucky flood victims

Gov. Andy Beshear and First Lady Britainy Beshear have announced a new toy drive for children impacted by the historic floods in eastern Kentucky in July.

“I want to make sure these kids know that even if Christmas looks a little different this year, Santa will still be coming to visit them,” the First Lady said. “So just like last year in western Kentucky, I am announcing a toy drive where people from around our commonwealth – and country – can donate gifts.”

Gifts can be mailed to Jenny Wiley State Resort Park, where they will be sorted and organized with the help of Santa Claus and his elves. Donations should be sent to:

Jenny Wiley State Resort Park
75 Theatre Court
Prestonsburg, KY, 41653

Additional drop-off sites and collection events will be announced soon. The deadline to donate is Wednesday, December 14.

“I’m pretty sure last year’s drive was the biggest toy drive ever,” Gov. Beshear said. “It was so special to see the children of western Kentucky smile after all they had been through. And now, our hope is that we can see those same smiles on the faces of our eastern Kentucky kids.”

To learn more, visit the First Lady’s website.

(Photo courtesy of Mountain Top Media)

By Ken Howlett, News Director

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