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Eight Days of Hope responds to Mayfield tornado


Mon, Dec 13th 2021 12:05 pm

Eight Days of Hope (EDOH) is responding to the deadly and devastating tornado that traveled over 100 miles, leaving many grieving the loss of loved ones and their homes in Mayfield, Kentucky.

“The damage is catastrophic. Our hearts are breaking for so many right now who have lost everything, who feel hopeless,” says Stephen Tybor III, EDOH president and CEO. “We have to do all we can to help this community see that recovery is possible in the midst of uncertainty.”

EDOH will be headquartered at Hardin Baptist Church and will split its outreach in the Mayfield community into two weeks.

The first week will be from Wednesday, Dec. 15, until Wednesday, Dec. 22. Volunteers can arrive for the first meal, which is dinner on Tuesday, Dec. 14. The first full workday is Wednesday, Dec. 15.

The second week will be from Tuesday, Dec. 28, until Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022. Volunteers can arrive for the first meal, which is breakfast on Tuesday, Dec. 28. That day is also the first full workday.

Volunteers must be aged 18 or older. No specific skillsets are required. Volunteers will remove debris, tarp roofs, and love on families. To volunteer or for more information about the outreach, visit www.eightdaysofhope.com.

Except for a small staff, Eight Days of Hope is an all-volunteer organization. It serves all people regardless of race, gender, religion or ethnicity. Visit www.eightdaysofhope.com for more information, to provide financial support, or to volunteer.

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