‘Operation Christmas Tuesday’ to bring resources, joy to Mayfield

MAYFIELD, Ky. (KBSI) – The City of Mayfield and Graves County seek volunteers to help deliver holiday cheer to city and county residents who were impacted by the catastrophic tornado.

Operation Christmas Tuesday, scheduled for Tuesday, December 21, is in need of about 150 volunteers. Groups of volunteers are preferred. The volunteers will assist with distributing a 4-day supply of food and water, gift cards, and basic supplies to families, plus deliver toys to every child in the Mayfield tornado corridor.

The goal of Operation Christmas Tuesday is to provide families with the things they need to get through the holiday.

To sign up, call the Graves County Emergency Hotline on Monday, December 20, at 270-727-5114 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. You must have your own transportation.

Those who register on Monday will be asked to arrive at a central meeting point in Mayfield around 9 a.m., on Tuesday, December 21, and be available to assist Operation Christmas until about 4:30 p.m., that day.

Gift cards that can be used for furniture, supplies, food, or clothing are the most needed item. Gift card donations can be mailed or shipped.

Graves County Health Department
416 Central Ave
Mayfield, KY 42066

Monetary donations can be made by check to the Mayfield Graves County Tornado Relief Fund by mailing a check
c/o Independence Bank
PO Box 9
Fancy Farm, KY 42039.

Gifts can also be made to a Go Fund Me account: https://gofund.me/3dabe793. Monetary donations can also be dropped off at any Independence Bank location.

If you have questions about donations, please call the Graves County donation hotline at 270-883-0072.

The Operation Christmas Tuesday Event will also serve to provide families with sufficient food to get through the Christmas holiday, giving workers who have been providing supplies to tornado victims a chance to take a short break to spend some time with their own families.

Ongoing efforts coordinated by the EOC will be posted on the Graves County Emergency Management Facebook page.

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