Donations needed as group brings help “From the Bluegrass to the Bayou”


GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Kentucky couple with Louisiana ties is collecting supplies for those affected by flooding in Baton Rouge.

Heavy rains caused flash flooding earlier this month.  60,000 homes have been reported damaged, according to the state government.

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Bryan and Joyce Watts, originally from Louisiana but now living in Kentucky, started “From the Bluegrass to the Bayou” to collect donations and help Louisiana residents.

A semi truck was donated to the cause and the Watts hope to have it filled with supplies by next Saturday when they will go down to Louisiana to deliver the donations.

Drop-off Locations:

-All Forcht Bank Lexington Branches (3385 Tates Creek Road, 140 Southland Drive, 2404 Sir Barton Way and 506 W New Circle Road)
-Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance in Lexington (1096 Duval Street #150)
-Central Bank in Nicholasville (1471 Keene Rd.)
-Robertson Group, Inc. in Georgetown (120 A Carley Drive)
– Southern States in Cynthiana, Lexington and Paris
-Pinkard Baptist Church in Versailles

Supplies needed:

-Toiletries for men, woman and babies
-feminine hydiene products and adult diapers
-baby formula and food
-diapers and wipes
-bottles, sippy cups, pacifies
-non-perishable food items
-new OTC medicine (Tylenol, Advil, Tums, ect.)
-pet supplies and food
-masks and gloves
-sleeping bags and air mattresses
-blankets and new pillows
-garbage bags, paper towels and cleaning supplies
-school supplies
-sunscreen and mosquito repellent
-shoes, flip flops, socks and underwear
-box fans

The Watts’ daughter works at a church that is being used as an emergency crisis distribution center right now.  All the items will be delivered there for immediate processing then taken to those who are in desperate need.

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