Blitz building is one week closer; leaders comment on tragic eastern Kentucky Flood

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- The project to build ten homes in ten weeks isn’t slowing down despite plenty of rainfall.

Habitat for Humanity kicked off the first week of the BG strong building blitz, Monday.

The homes are being built for tornado survivors who lost everything during the deadly December storms.

Jennifer Tougas, a volunteer house lead for Habitat for Humanity, said, “This week we’ve had some challenges with the thunderstorms and the amount of rain we’ve had, after having a drought all summer long, but it’s been a blessing that it hasn’t been quite as hot”.

Volunteers locally and from cities and states across the nation are helping with the building blitz.

If you are interested in volunteering your time, visit habitatbg.org.

These homes are being built for local survivors of a devastating natural disaster.

News 40 talked with blitz leaders about the recent historic flooding wreaking havoc in eastern Kentucky.

Rodney Goodman, the executive director of Habitat for Humanity Restore, said, “We offer our condolences to those who’ve lost lives, but as they rebuild, we’ll be thinking about them and seeing how we might be able to help too.”

Tougas also said, “Our prayers are with the same kind of effort that we saw here in Bowling Green and to show up for Eastern Kentucky and to help those families that are affected by that.”

If you would like to donate to the Team Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief Fund, go to kentucky.gov.