Disaster response and recovery

Weathering disasters together

Disaster response

For all Society members and Kentuckians impacted by the devastating storms and tornadoes, we are here to provide resources as they become available. 

President Biden has approved Kentucky’s request for an emergency disaster declaration. The President has instructed the federal government to provide support to state and local recovery authorities. Please feel free to email with any specific concerns. 

Guest Jerry Shreiber, CPA, also known as "Master of Disaster", shares information and resources regarding disaster prep and recovery.


  • Insurance
    • For anyone impacted by the tornadoes, MetLife customer or not: LifeWorks has opened its 24/7 crisis support hotline for anyone affected by the tornadoes. The Crisis Support Line is available by calling: 1-877-757-7587. This hotline is available for anyone in the community impacted by this event. Callers will receive professional emotional support and/or referrals to community resources.
    • Anthem has taken all appropriate measures to assure our commercial members have expedited access to healthcare, including but not limited to:
      • Anthem members can request up to 30-day emergency prescription refills of medication.
      • Anthem will also suspend refill limitations and allow members to refill prescriptions at out-of-network pharmacies
      • Members impacted by the tornado can request replacement of durable medical equipment (DME) and supplies.
      • Time limits for prior authorization, pre-certification or referral requirements will be relaxed.
      • Members can access out-of-network providers if an in-network provider is unavailable due to the state of emergency or if the member is out of the area due to displacement
  • U.S. Small Business Administration

Members helping members

Office Space Available
Members have offered to share office space.  If you have space to share, email location/contact info to

Office Space Needed
We have members who have reached out and are in need of office space. Contact if you are in need of space.

Here are several options of organizations accepting donations for those affected by the storms and tornadoes:

Supply drives

  • Georgetown Fire Department
    They are now working with Emergency Management to gather resources and we plan to provide more assistance as needed. They are also collecting donations at all 3 of their locations. 
    Georgetown Fire Department Station 1 - 141 South Broadway Street, Georgetown, Ky. 40324
    Georgetown City Fire Department Station 2 - 200 Morgan Mill Road, Georgetown, Ky. 40324
    Georgetown City Fire Department Station 3 - 101 Airport Road, Georgetown, Ky. 40324

    Items to donate:
    • Sanitary products
    • Diapers
    • Soaps and detergents
    • Body wash and shampoos
    • Toothpaste and other oral care products
    • Batteries
    • Clothes - socks, t-shirts, underwear
    • Infant/baby food
    • Grab and go snacks
    • Can food items
    • Animal feed/pet food
  • Mayfield Police Department
    Donations can be dropped off at Northside Baptist Church (611 W Lockridge St. Mayfield, Ky. 42066). Items that are needed include, men’s/women’s/children’s clothing, coats/sweatshirts/jackets, socks, underwear, cleaning supplies and hygiene items.
  • Winchester Police Department
    They will be collecting items to be taken to hard hit areas in Western Kentucky. Any items will be accepted but the main items needed will be water, non-perishable food, and cleaning supplies. All items can be dropped off by Monday evening at Winchester PD (16 S. Maple Street, Winchester, Ky. 40392)
  • Louisville area locations

    •  Against the Grain 
      • Drop off supplies at both locations – Against the Grain Smokehouse at 401 E. Main St., and Against the Grain Public House at 1576 Bardstown Rd.  
      • Sending a shipment to Bowling Green and Paducah on Thursday, December 16 but will continue with additional shipments as supplies continue. 
      • Items needed: Diapers, baby formula, toothbrushes and paste, soap, bleach, disinfectant wipes, paper towels, toilet paper, zip lock bags, garbage bags, socks, gloves, scarves, hats, blankets, batteries, non-perishable food items.  
    • Hampton Inn – Louisville Airport
      • Drop off supplies in the hotel lobby, at 800 Phillips Ln.
      • Delivering all supplies directly to the Graves County Fairgrounds.
      • Items needed: children’s toys, clothing, personal items, and other essentials.
      • The Hampton Inn is also offering reduced room rates to those impacted. Call 502.366.8100 for information.
    • Independence Bank
      • Drop off supplies at two locations: St. Matthews Branch, 3901 Shelbyville Rd., and Yum! Headquarters, 1900 Colonel Sanders Ln.
      • Supplies will be sent to impacted areas where Independence Bank has a presence, which is many of the hardest hit towns.
      • Items needed: bottled water, hygiene products, coats, blankets, formula, diapers, non-perishable food, toilet paper, tote bags and laundry bags.