On Thursday, July 28, historic flooding consumed a large portion of eastern Kentucky and the Appalachian region. Kentuckians in the affected areas will likely feel the catastrophic effects of this tragedy for weeks, months, and even years to come as officials assess the extent of the damage and continually report a rising death toll. 

To help with flood relief efforts, UK College of Medicine students have organized a donation drive of much-needed supplies for those who are in great need in the aftermath of the flooding.

Drop-off Locations

Lexington Campus — First-floor student lounge. Supplies will be collected every Tuesday at 4 p.m. until Aug. 30.

RPLP/Morehead — Second floor of the CHER building in office suite 202

What to Donate

Based on requests from local, on-the-ground organizations and relief operations, these are the items requested for donation (*high demand items):


  • disinfectant wipes/disinfectant products (such as bleach)
  • rubber gloves
  • mops and buckets
  • cleaning and drying towels 
  • sponges
  • rakes/brooms

Personal Hygiene:

  • basic toiletries
  • feminine hygiene products*
  • diapers* 
  • baby wipes*
  • hairbrushes 
  • washcloths 
  • contact lenses holder/solution
  • underwear (men's/women's)


  • packaged, non-perishable meals* 
  • baby food and formula* 
  • granola bars* 
  • cereal 
  • peanut butter 
  • canned fruit 


  • water (bottled or by the gallon)*
  • Gatorade 
  • plastic storage totes 
  • flashlights 
  • batteries* 
  • paper plates 
  • plastic cutlery
  • blankets 
  • gift cards - Walmart, Visa, etc.* 
  • trash bags 


  • first aid kits
  • ibuprofen 
  • Tylenol
  • Band-aids 

Monetary Donations

Medical students have gathered a list of local organizations that are taking online donations for relief funds.

If you choose to donate monetarily, please forward your donation receipt/amount to eepa232@uky.edu or emily.cassim@uky.edu so that we can track the efforts and giving of the College community.