Donations will support Graves County Board of Education Family Resource Center, Mayfield Independent Schools Student Family Fund, and Marshall County Nonprofit Partnership Foundation.
Through a partnership with insurance carrier Delta Dental of Kentucky (DDKY), Peel & Holland was given the opportunity to distribute $75,000 in relief donations to three local organizations in response to the December 10, 2021 tornado that caused devastating damage across Western Kentucky.
Three local organizations received $25,000 each to aid their relief efforts. Recipients are Graves County Board of Education Family Resource Center, Mayfield Independent Schools Student Family Fund, and Marshall County Nonprofit Partnership Foundation.
“Peel & Holland takes great pride in the relationships we have with our insurance carrier partners, and this type of generosity is an excellent example of how our industry as a whole has stepped up to help after such huge loss in our area,” said Roy Riley, president of Peel & Holland. “Our agency location on the Mayfield Court Square was a total loss, but we will recover and haven’t stopped serving clients. Many families are reeling from tremendous devastation, and Delta Dental’s donation will go a long way in getting them back on their feet. We are very grateful for their incredible support.”
In response to the tornado devastation, the DDKY Foundation pledged $1.5 million in disaster relief. They immediately donated $1M to local organizations providing aid and to the Red Cross. In addition, they set aside $500,000 to help with supplies and financial assistance over the next 12 months. Specifically, for local insurance brokers, including Peel & Holland, they established a DDKY Partner Relief Fund. Peel & Holland was able to submit requests for financial or material needs and was awarded $75,000 to be distributed in Graves and Marshall County.
“Along with the rest of our community, Delta Dental was devastated to hear about the deadly tornadoes in Western KY that occurred on December 10. Being a good community partner is a vital part of our company mission, and we pledged to be there for our fellow Kentuckians in the months and years to come as Kentucky begins to rebuild,” stated Delta Dental Manager of Sales Jeremy Poston.
Three Tornado Relief Organizations Presented with $25,000 Each
The Graves County Board of Education Family Resource Center will use this $25,000 to address ongoing needs for Graves County School district students, families, and employees who had homes that were either damaged or destroyed by the tornado. The organization is also supporting those who lost employment due to the effects of the tornado.
“We are thankful for the amazing generosity shown to our schools and community by Delta Dental. This money will be used to help meet the needs of our students and employees that suffered loss during the storms of December 10,” said Graves County Schools Superintendent Matthew Madding.
The $25,000 donated to the Mayfield Independent Schools Student Family Fund will be used by the district to support their students who suffered losses from the December 10 tornado. Initial reports indicated approximately 14% of Mayfield students’ homes were damaged moderately or worse. Mayfield Independent Schools is helping to support 56 families whose homes were total losses.
A school spokesperson stated, “This donation will be used to hopefully keep students enrolled and families in Mayfield, Kentucky. We continue to help replace personal items, secure down payments to housing, and offer trauma & recovery services all in hopes of helping those we love recover and eventually thrive once again as they were until that dreadful night!”
The Marshall Co. Nonprofit Partnership Foundation also received $25,0000 from Delta Dental of Kentucky. This organization has established a local relief fund and is providing financial assistance to tornado victims across Marshall County with recovery efforts. An application process allows affected citizens to visit the City Halls in Benton, Calvert City, or Hardin to submit a request. The Foundation’s applications are also available at the Commonwealth Attorney’s office in Benton.
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