Big Sandy Community and Technical College and WSIP-98.9 FM in Johnson County will host a six-hour radiothon to raise money for flood victims, according to a news release from college relations director Joshua Ball.
Operation Helping Hands Radiothon will be noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, and all proceeds will go to the Johnson County Long-Term Recovery Group, which aids residents after disasters such as the flooding this week killed at least three people, and damaged or destroyed about 500 homes in the Flatgap area.
"The effects of this flood will linger for weeks, months and even years for some," said Bobby McCool, chief institutional officer and chairman of the Johnson County Long-Term Recovery Group. "It is critical that we have the resources in place to help the people affected by this disaster rebuild and pick up the pieces."
The radiothon will be powered by Appalachian Wireless and sponsored by the Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Paintsville-Johnson County Chamber of Commerce and Floyd County Chamber of Commerce.
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For more information, call Ball at (606) 889-4703 or send an email jball0079@ kctcs.edu.
Cheyene Miller, email@example.com