One year after catastrophic flooding in Eastern Kentucky, many people whose homes were damaged or destroyed by the flood waters still need help.

2022 Rogers Scholar and Pulaski County High School student Ryan Beam organized a tool drive to help provide the equipment for flood victims to build or rebuild their homes.

“This project was about providing aid to those who had their lives uprooted by the flood and to remind them they are not alone. It is important to remember our neighbors in Eastern Kentucky can still use our help.” The tools and construction equipment were donated to the Christian Appalachian Project to help with the recovery efforts.

Graduates of The Center for Rural Development’s Rogers Scholars program are required to complete a community service project. For more information about Rogers Scholars, visit