Help Nurses, Victims of flooding in Kentucky

 In Nurses Weekly

Torrential rain has pounded eastern Kentucky from Friday, July 29th to the present resulting, in massive flooding causing immense devastation, loss of life, personal property, and uncertainty. Because of the flooding, it has been reported that currently more than 30 people have died, and many are unaccounted for.

ANA supports our nurses personally and professionally impacted by this tragedy and their families. ANA has been in contact with our leaders of the Kentucky Nurses Association and supports its leaders, their families, and members. As nurses and communities recover from the devastating effects, here are some ways you can help.

Emergency funds

To provide relief for RNs and individuals within the impacted communities, who have suffered loss or damages from the flooding, the Kentucky Nurses Association (KNA) and its charitable arm, the Kentucky Nurses Foundation (KNF) have set up a Flood Relief Fund. The fund accepts tax-deductible donations with the sole purpose of helping provide much-needed supplies to the communities in need.

  • You can donate to the Flood Relief Fund here.

Volunteer opportunities

To volunteer, learn about eligibility in the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster.

Mental health support

For crisis counseling, SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline is available 24 hours a day to provide confidential support to those experiencing emotional distress. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 or visit

Other resources

Visit ANA’s Disaster Relief web page for information.

24/7 Crisis Hotline for Impaired Nurses - 1-800-662-0108