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UPDATED: State AFL-CIO-sponsored flood relief caravan gearing up for Saturday morning departure from Lexington

Berry Craig
02 Aug, 2022
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EDITOR'S NOTE: See also 'Wiggins: Helping eastern Kentucky flood victims is more important than Fancy Farm'

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

State AFL-CIO secretary-treasurer Jeff Wiggins and union consultant Gerald Adkins, off on a fact-finding mission in the eastern Kentucky flood zone, can expect union company this weekend.

The state AFL-CIO is organizing a flood relief caravan for a 9 a.m, (EDT) Saturday departure from Lexington. “We will meet at teamsters local 651, 100 Bluesky Parkway,” said state AFL-CIO President Bill Londrigan. "Needed supplies will be provided to those unions in the caravan."

More information will be forthcoming added Londrigan, who can be reached by email at blondrigan@kyaflcio.org

Londrigan listed items that are most needed: bottled water, Gatorade, cleaning supplies, toilet paper, paper towels, bleach, buckets, mops, push brooms, shovels, rakes, rubber gloves, soap, deodorant, feminine hygiene products, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, hair brushes, diapers, baby formula, pet food and plastic totes.

"We are gratified at the outpouring of concern and action from our union family for all those who have suffered from the destructive flooding in east Kentucky," Londrigan said. "We are mindful of the thousands of union members and their families that have lost possessions, and we are especially sorry for those who have perished and the families they leave behind.”