Kentuckians throughout the region are stepping up to the plate in the aftermath of last week’s tornado outbreak that claimed 22 lives in the state last week.
The 10th Region is trying to help make a difference. Host Montgomery County High School raised more than $450 dollars during the semifinals Monday night for the Red Cross KENTUCKY CARES program benefiting tornado victims.
It’s not too much to ask fans to help reach $1,000 during tonight’s finals between Clark and Mason County at the MCHS Arena. I will be bringing some money tonight to support this worthy cause.
On the Kentucky-Indiana border, Verizon Wireless is opening a free Wireless Emergency Communications Center in Henryville in the wake of tornado damage for all emergency personnel and local residents to make free phone calls, re-charge cell phones (regardless of carrier) and access the Internet using the company’s 4G LTE Mobile Broadband service. The heated mobile trailer equipped with 4G devices is located on the corner of Ferguson and Cherry streets. Verizon’s communications center will be available throughout the week.
Verizon Wireless has also boosted capacity on its cell sites in and around Henryville due to devastating damage in parts of Southern Indiana. The company’s 4G LTE network is being added in Henryville and Otisco so that individuals can take advantage of the significantly faster speeds to check email, file insurance claims, pay bills and handle any other necessary transactions.
Additionally, the Verizon Wireless Communications Store in nearby Clarksville, Ind., and six of the company’s premium agent retailers in Indiana and Kentucky continue to offer emergency communication resources so Hoosiers rebuilding their homes and community can contact employers, family and friends at no cost. Residents can also use a battery charging station that allows users of any carrier to charge their smartphones and other wireless devices.
The company’s Clarksville store at 1118 Veterans Parkway – about 19 miles away from the heart of the tornado damage in Henryville – is also participating in a community-wide initiative to collect nonperishable food, blankets, clothing, diapers and baby wipes to send to area residents.