LOUISVILLE, KY — In the wake of the deadly tornados that ravaged western Kentucky in December, Rev-A-Shelf and other area vendors joined forces to send tons of relief supplies to victims of the devastating storms, company officials said.
The Louisville-based supplier of residential cabinet storage solutions, LED cabinet lighting and related accessories for kitchens and baths joined forces with P&L Express transportation and other vendors to send 47,868 lbs. of supplies to the region, in which tornados touched down across 128 continuous miles, creating the deadliest funnel in Kentucky’s history.
“Driven by our employees asking if there was something we could do to help, we quickly rallied a team together,” said Creighton Jones, v.p./operations for Rev-A-Shelf, a unit of Jones Plastic & Engineering. “It was both a proud and humbling moment to see the 53-foot truck with water, clothing and toys headed toward Mayfield.”
In total, 45 pallets were sent, including 18 pallets of water, 2,000 face masks, 10,000 latex gloves, 4 gallons of hand sanitizer, 500 pairs of socks, 302 pairs of gloves, cleaning supplies and several jackets and blankets. Another transport is in the works, Rev-A-Shelf said.
Those who are interested can learn more via Rev-A-Shelf’s social media pages, or make donations through the “Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund.”