Distribution center helping local woman rebuild life after tornado

If you lost your home, where would you go to get the supplies you need?

After the tornado in Mayfield, Kentucky, many families say a local distribution center has been a life saver. But, after this week, it’s closing. Volunteers say it’s because of a vendor and craft show on Saturday.

Nearly everything in Kim Price’s home was destroyed in the tornado. On Monday, she was back on her property to say her final goodbyes. At the end of this week, her home will be torn down.

She says the only reason she’s able to somewhat move on with her life is because of the local distribution center.

"Anything I need, if I walk into there and ask for it," says Price. "If they don’t have it, they’ll find it. I mean, without the volunteers, we wouldn’t be able to get the supplies we needed."

Makiya Johnson, 7, is one of those volunteers. Rather then spending his summer hanging out with friends, he’s there helping strangers find the supplies they need.

"’Cause I want to," says Makiya. "I want to help people that lost their house and stuff."

Price says she stops by the distribution center about twice a week to pick up supplies. She says it’s more than just a place to get what she needs to survive, it’s also a therapy session.

"Oh yeah, they’ve kept me going," says Price. "They actually know me and ask me how I’m doing. It’s been a really great service."

There’s still a lot of stuff available. The distribution center has beauty products, cleaning supplies, clothing, furniture, toys. You name it, they’ve got it. If they don’t, the volunteers will find it for you.

The distribution center is open on Wednesday and Friday from 1-6 p.m. at the Mayfield-Graves County Fairgrounds.

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