LONDON, Ky. — The Southeast Kentucky Sheep Producers Association is organizing relief efforts specifically for sheep and goat farmers in the flood-stricken mountain counties of eastern Kentucky.
The association’s first convoy of trucks and box trailers loaded with sheep & goat feed and dog food will go tomorrow to Hazard and Hindman, where supplies will be distributed to farmers who suffered major damage. The association hopes that this will be the first of many trips into the mountains with loads of feed, hay, fencing, farm supplies, building materials, etc.
SEKSPA Treasurer Emily Merritt has created a Go Fund Me account, and is asking for folks to donate funds that will be used to provide necessary supplies. SEKSPA’s Board of Directors have volunteered to administer and coordinate all donated funds and materials. Monetary donations can be sent through Go Fund Me, but the association is also looking for individuals who could give actual materials – feed, hay and fencing in particular – provide labor for rebuilding fences, assist with clean-up, and/or make deliveries.
The need also remains urgent for anyone who can temporarily keep sheep or goats on their pastures, since most bottomland pastures are covered with a thick layer of mud.
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