The pictures of the incredible devastation in Mayfield, Kentucky have one Joplin couple collecting donations and raising funds for the survivors. KRPS’s Fred Fletcher-Fierro has more.
Jeff and Nicole Carney, owners of Bacon Me Krazy had their house damaged in the 2011 Joplin tornado. They didn’t think twice to help when they saw the news of the storms that hit five states last Friday calling the Mayfield, Kentucky police department that night asking them how they could help.
Jeff will leave later this morning, driving his food trailer directly to Mayfield to serve burgers and fries for three days. He says people are dropping off donations and gift cards to help survivors. “Right now, we’ve got people bringing in toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, blankets, pillows. We have a little girl whose parents just bought her some brand new converse shoes. And instead of keeping them, she brought them in here and wanted to donate them. We have people bringing us some gift cards.” Jeff’s also started a Go Fund Me page to purchase gift cards and assist survivors while he’s in Kentucky. For 89 9 KRPS, I’m Fred Fletcher-Fierro