AFSCME Members donate thousands of dollars in supplies and cash to Eastern Kentucky flood survivors

For Immediate Release 

September 10, 2022

Contact: Namita Waghray (440) 305-1117 / [email protected]


Ohio to Kentucky Caravan of Care  - Nearly 20,000 dollars in supplies delivered

(Columbus - OH) AFSCME Ohio Council 8 Locals from across the state came together to offer assistance to their Eastern Kentucky neighbors in their time of need, providing monetary donations and initially planning to fill a 15-foot truck with necessary supplies. There was such overwhelming support that members added a van filled with supplies including toiletries, baby formula, cleaning products, backpacks, diapers, pet food and so much more. Delivery of these supplies happened on Saturday afternoon following stops in Toledo, Dayton and Cincinnati. AFSCME union members in Akron, Athens, Cleveland, Columbus, and Youngstown also donated. Those who were not able to join the caravan provided financial contributions to purchase supplies. 

The Kentucky AFL-CIO and AFSCME Indiana Kentucky Council 969 teamed up with Ohio Council 8 members to identify the supplies most needed in the area. The truck and van delivered supplies to Hazard, Kentucky to a distribution center operated by the Teamsters Union. 

AFSCME Ohio Council 8 members are known for their big hearts and willingness to help neighbors when they fall on hard times. It isn’t just an idea - it’s a core value that so many of our members live by. AFSCME Ohio Council 8 Members are committed to being leaders on the job, in their communities, and for their families. 


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AFSCME Ohio Council 8’s members provide the vital services that make Ohio happen. With members in communities across the state, serving as everything from nurses to social workers, child care providers to sanitation workers — AFSCME Ohio Council 8 advocates for fairness in the workplace, safe and healthy workplaces, excellence in public services, and freedom and opportunity for all of Ohio’s working families.