Louisville Water helped with both tornado and flood relief

The storms that devastated western Kentucky in December 2021 brought photos from two families all the way to Louisville Water facilities where they were discovered by our employees.

The families shown in the photos are among the recipients of funds from a $50,000 donation that Louisville Water set aside for recovery efforts.

Soon after the donation was approved, Louisville Water’s Executive Leadership Team developed a committee of employees from diverse backgrounds and across multiple departments to guide the company’s donations to a range of charities and organizations.

This team decided on the following donations earlier this year:

  • Mayfield Tornado Relief: $2,500
  • CASA of Graves County & Southwest KY, Inc.: $2,500
  • Muhlenberg County Long-Term Disaster Recovery Fund: $2,500
  • Kentucky Counseling Center: $2,500
  • City of Dawson Springs: $3,000
  • Mayfield Graves Co. Tornado Relief Fund: $3,000
  • Mayfield Rotary Foundation: $3,000
  • Homes & Hope for Kentucky: $2,500
  • City of Dawson Springs Tornado Relief Fund: $2,500
  • Families shown in the photos found on Louisville Water facilities: a $500 gift card for each family

During the summer, the Board of Water Works (Louisville Water’s governing body) decided to provide $25,000 of the $50,000 donation to communities in eastern Kentucky because of historic flooding in the area. This fall, the committee of employees that selected the western Kentucky donations also decided to support the following eastern Kentucky charities and organizations:

  • Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky: $10,000
  • Buckhorn Children and Family Services: $3,750
  • Housing Development Alliance: $3,750
  • LKLP Community: $3,750
  • Cane’s Kitchen: $3,750