WEST LIBERTY — Employees of Otter Creek Correctional Center and Lee Adjustment Center, both operated by Corrections Corporation of America, are responding to the call for aid from nearby communities hard hit from the recent tornadoes and severe weather.
Staff members at the facility are gathering up food and other supplies to help feed victims as well as volunteers.
“Our hearts go out to the families affected by this natural disaster,” said Grady Perry, warden of Otter Creek Correctional Center.
“We will stay as long as necessary to assist our Kentucky neighbors,” said Norman McClure, warden of Lee Adjustment Center.
Facility volunteers plan to target the community of West Liberty and have been given the approval to enter the area and set up a distribution booth. The individuals from both facilities have coordinated efforts from local businesses to assist in donations and/or discounts on items that were utilized during the cleanup project. In a combined effort, over 1,200 meals were distributed.
In a statement released by Otter Creek public information officer Greg Compton, CCA credited Food City of Prestonsburg, Flowers Bakery of Prestonsburg, Prater Ice Company and Canteen Food Services with providing donations to assist in the effort.