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Volunteers Deliver Christmas in City/County Sweep

Bill Stephens

December 22nd, 2021

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Approximately 2,500 families receive toys and supplies.

Mayfield, Ky. (Dec. 21, 2021)  The City of Mayfield and Graves County coordinated a multiagency event, Operation Christmas Tuesday, to provide resources and holiday joy to residents who were impacted by the catastrophic tornado. 

Today, more than 350 volunteers fanned out across the community, giving each family in the Graves County tornado corridor a four day supply of food and water, plus gift cards, supplies, and toys for children. Graves County Emergency Management Director Tracy Warner estimates they reached approximately 2,500 families today and have 110 additional requests to fulfill Wednesday.

“By going door-to-door, volunteers not only delivered Christmas supplies but also identified some residents in need who had not yet received assistance,” Warner said. 

Volunteers encountered two families who were paired up with area churches who are providing assistance with meeting specific needs.

Donations from all across Kentucky resulted in thousands of toys delivered to Mayfield for Operation Christmas Tuesday. 

“I’m overwhelmed by the amount of outside support, particularly for our children,” said Mayor Kathy O’Nan.  “Santa truly has come early to Mayfield, Kentucky.” 

Residents who have not yet received assistance may call the Graves County Tornado Relief Hotline at 270-727-5114. 

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