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Appalachian Law Caucus Donates Supplies for Eastern Kentuckians Impacted by Flooding

The Appalachian Law Caucus at the UK J. David Rosenberg College of Law recently collected supplies and monetary donations for communities affected by severe flooding in Eastern Kentucky.

The caucus collected $2,200 in monetary gifts in just 36 hours. Students used the money to purchase cleaning supplies, non-perishable foods, hygiene items, and more. Some supplies were donated by other student organizations at the UK Rosenberg College of Law.

Operation UNITE, an organization that combats substance abuse and misuse in the region, picked up the supplies from the law school on Monday to distribute to the impacted areas.

“The community at J. David Rosenberg College of Law showed a tremendous response to our supply drive,” said Jay Phillips, president of the Appalachian Law Caucus. “The caucus is grateful to exist in a community that supports students from the region and, further, the region as a whole. On behalf of the caucus, thank you!”

The mission of the Appalachian Law Caucus is to support students from Appalachia in transitioning to the study of law. Further, the caucus aims to increase awareness of issues that affect both Appalachian students and the Appalachian community at-large by providing a forum for a collaborative discussion on how to best address, prevent, and resolve these issues.

The supply drive will continue until March 19, 2021. Donations are accepted via Venmo, CA$H App, or check. If you have questions, please contact jay.phillips@uky.edu.

Venmo: @AppalachianLawCaucus

CA$H App: $AppLawCaucus

By Shawntaye Hopkins
March 10, 2021