Community Rallies around Storm Victims

Join the “2016 Storm Recovery Table” and help the community support the storm victims in our Long Term Recovery effort!

August 11 at 1 pm we will be meeting at the Marshall County Extension Office, 1933 Mayfield Hwy, Benton, KY 42025.  We will be organizing our recovery table to support the needs of those who are having the most difficult time recovering from the recent storms.  The agenda includes presentations by

  • Darlene Lynn from the Office of Emergency Management
  • Debbie Buchanan from the Chamber of Commerce
  • Jennifer Brown from the Health Department
  • Christy Smith from UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief)
  • Robert Craig from Memphis Conference UMC Disaster Relief
  • Brad Colson from Christian Caring Network

Others will be added to the agenda, and everyone present will have an opportunity to share what they and/or their group is able to offer in meeting the urgent needs resulting from this crisis.  We will be discussing the what the organizations and businesses of our community can bring to the Recovery Table so these resources can be best organized and coordinated to help the affected households.

Everyone interested in helping with this relief project is invited and encouraged to come and be a part of the 2016 Storm Recovery Table.

For more info, please email or call 270-527-8758.

15 Cases Assigned by OES

We have 15 cases assigned to McVoad by the Marshall County Office of Emergency Services. Carolyn Gray is serving as Case Manager. Wayne Workman and Jerry Gray are serving as Case Workers to assess the needs so we can arrange for volunteers and funding to assist these families in recovery. The damages include roof damage from fallen trees, interior flooding, washed out driveways, and trees in yards.


What we do

Our focus is on “long term disaster recovery” in Marshall County KY.

  • We provide information and support for victims of disasters after the First Responders have completed their work and continuing until everyone affected has had their case resolved.
  • We manage contributions and grants.
  • We offer funding for volunteers responding to approved disasters.
  • We promote individual and group readiness to mitigate the long term effects of disasters.