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Helping Hands across the Bluegrass

Kentuckians help each other in times of crisis

Nicole Cress packs lunch bags for Grow Appalachia to ensure kids in Berea and Madison County have food to eat. Photo: Crystal Wylie
Darla Colegrove and Jennifer Leistritz load bagged lunches at Berea College. Photo: Crystal Wylie
Ashland and Somerset community and technical colleges are donating much-needed supplies made in 3D printing labs. (Ashland’s Tyler Stevens, left, and Chris Boggs.) Photo: ACTC
University of Kentucky HealthCare employees began testing frontline health care workers at the COVID-19 testing site at UK HealthCare Turfland. Photo: Jeremy Blackburn
East Kentucky Power Cooperative lights up green to show compassion for those who’ve passed away from COVID-19. Photo: Brandon Whisman
Kathy Stiles put this bear in her window for children to see. It’s a special bear made from a Nolin RECC shirt worn by her late father, Bob Stiles. Photo: Kathy Stiles
Terri Potts at Mercer County Schools washes apples distributed as part of 6,135 meals during one week in March. Photo: April Ellis/Harrodsburg Herald
Kinley, daughter of Ashley Bartram, Owen Electric operations clerk, helped sew masks with lessons from her Mamaw Rena Kendall. Photo: Ashley Bartram
Families hunting bears, which started popping up during the age of COVID-19, will find Charlie the sloth at Fleming-Mason Energy. Photo: Lori Ulrich
Wilderness Trail Distillery is using ethanol alcohol to produce hand sanitizer for Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center and emergency service personnel. Photo: Wilderness Trail Distillery
South Kentucky RECC’s Whitney Hunter created a sign using Solo cups at the Russell County office as a sign of support to members and employees. Photo: David Withers
West Kentucky RECC employee Erin Elliott reads her favorite books for schoolchildren in Mayfield. Photo: Georgian Lookofsky
West Kentucky RECC employee Brooke Smith also for reading children. Recordings are given to Mayfield Elementary School to be shared with teachers for nontraditional instruction lessons. Photo: Georgann Lookofsky
Matt Harper and Matt South of the Metcalfe County Road Department load meals for students at Metcalfe County Schools. Photo: Torrie Osbon
Metcalfe County bus drivers deliver donated meals to the local nursing home, Metcalfe Health Care Center. Photo: Torrie Osbon

All across the commonwealth, Kentuckians are rallying to help each other as everyone copes with the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic. Kentucky Living salutes these efforts and encourages you to share your photos and stories with us on Facebook @KentuckyLivingMagazine or Instagram @KentuckyLivingMag.

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