December 23, 2021

Cleanup Continues In Bowling Green, Kentucky
by UAW Region 8 Webmaster John Davis

As the holiday season looms ahead, cleanup and recovery efforts continue for the victims of the tornadoes of the December 10 and 11. Kentucky saw the most damage and loss of life.

 

In Warren County Kentucky, twelve people lost their lives and over 500 homes and 100 businesses were either destroyed or received extensive damage. Local 2164 in Bowling Green is located in Warren County and the membership of Local 2164 have been participating in the cleanup efforts there. The GM Corvette facility that Local 2164 represent received damage as well.

 

All across the UAW efforts have begun to support the members and communities in Kentucky. Region 8 has been coordinating efforts to collect funds and supplies for our members at Local 2164. On December 22, 2021 UAW Region 8 Assistant Director Tim Smith joined Kentucky AFL-CIO President Bill Londrigan, Kristi Small of the National AFL-CIO, Tim Sanders of Local 862 and the Louisville Area United Way and Tim Morris of Louisville CLC at Local 2164 to review the efforts there. Tim Smith lives in Bowling Green and has been keeping up with the progress there. “The devastation here was heart breaking,” AD Tim Smith states. “Local 2164 is doing a great job of making a difference in this community. A tragedy such as this is always heart breaking, but happening at the holidays is particularly hard. On behalf of Director Mitchell Smith and myself we would like to thank all who have donated to this effort. ¬†We want to thank our partners at the AFL-CIO and the United Way for assisting in this effort. Please remember these families in your thoughts and prayers as we enter the holiday season.”

 

 

 

 

 

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