July 27th and 28th has impacted so many throughout the State of Kentucky. The level of devastation is something that can not be put into words. Everyone, in one way or another, has been touched by the horrible floods throughout the area.
I am the Director of Development and Fundraising for the Appalachian Artisan Center located in Hindman, Kentucky. It’s with a heavy heart that we inform you that our Appalachian Artisan Center, School of Luthiery and Troublesome Creek Stringed Instrument Company has been massively impacted. The total of damages is hard to assess at this time due to layers of mud, debris and tears.
The AAC’s, Culture of Recovery Program along with hundreds of Artisans who rely on our facilities to showcase their art is now at a halt.
With the devastation to Troublesome Creek Stringed Instrument Company and the School of Luthiery we are in need of assistance to continue these programs.
Our Artisans within the AAC are displaced at the moment with no hopes of soon returning.
We have had many ask how to help and this is why we are setting this Go Fund Me up for donations. It has came to our attention that we need $50,000 just to start with the cleanup efforts.
This money will go toward cleanup efforts and will just be a beginning to a long road ahead.
Prayers for everyone affected throughout the region and thank you for your endless support and kindness.
By: Teresia Thomas