Kernel Editorial: Tornadoes affect all, donations accepted

On Friday, storms with devastating tornadoes swept across parts of the state.

On Monday, student groups were already planning donation drives and organizing ways to help the communities that had been affected.

Even though the tornadoes did not hit Lexington, these students realize that losses in other parts of the state affect us all. Their contributions will be just one part of the aid that will help towns like West Liberty and East Bernstadt rebuild.

You can do your part, too.

Donate money on campus Tuesday or Wednesday in front of the Student Center Starbucks from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. or in front of the Student Government offices on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Other organizations like the Red Cross are also accepting monetary donations.

If you want to donate goods, the Kentucky State Police is accepting needed items at headquarters and posts to distribute to those affected.

We as Kentuckians, or at least as Kentuckians nine months of the year, must see that their devastation is our devastation — and we should do what we can to help.