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First Kentucky Bank facilitates donation of $184,426 to Relief Fund

First Kentucky Bank has facilitated a donation of $184,426.18 to the disaster relief efforts that will assist families impacted by the record-breaking EF4 tornado that devastated Mayfield and Graves County on December 10, 2021. The funds were donated to the Mayfield Graves Tornado Relief Fund account that was set up at First Kentucky Bank.

After the deadly tornado, the Mayfield Graves Tornado Relief Fund organization was formed. It is a 501-C3 non-profit organization dedicated to the post-tornado recovery efforts in Mayfield and Graves County. The board members of the Mayfield Graves Tornado Relief Fund include Graves County Sherriff Jon Hayden, advisory board member; Mayfield Mayor Kathy O’Nan, advisory board member; Darvin Towery, board president; Tim Stark, board member; and Cindy Cash, board member. As part of the recovery efforts, the group is tasked with screening applicants to see who qualifies for the special relief funds.

Through the donations that have been gifted to the Mayfield Graves Tornado Relief Fund, the members have been able to provide immediate funding relief to qualified individuals and families. In addition, the group has established special programs to assistant individuals and families who had homes or vehicles that were destroyed or damaged by the tornado. They have also used the relief funds to build numerous houses for tornado victims through the Homes and Hope for Kentucky organization.

“An organization like Mayfield Graves Tornado Relief Fund was vital for our community to move forward because we needed a group of leaders that would be good stewards of the numerous donations that flooded in from all over the country to help in the rebuilding of Mayfield and Graves County. Local banks like ours were proud to set up an account to benefit the Mayfield Graves Tornado Relief Fund and to take part in the healing process of our beloved community,” explained Amanda Rorer, First Kentucky Bank Marketing Officer.

To learn more about the Mayfield Graves Tornado Relief fund, visit mayfieldgravesstrong.org. Donations and requests for assistance can also be made through their website.

In addition, donations can be mailed to First Kentucky Bank for the Mayfield Graves Co Tornado Relief Fund at P.O. Box 367, Mayfield, KY 42066.