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Cumberlands Human Services Department Helps Tornado Victims


Williamsburg, Ky. – When the tornados’ came through Kentucky a few weeks ago it affected the lives of many University of the Cumberlands (UC) students, faculty, and staff; as well as others in the community. Several departments and sports teams have taken action by helping in the relief efforts in East Bernstadt assisting with anything that is needed.

UC’s Human Services Department took action by collecting items for the victims of the storm after Sabrina Smith (London, KY), a senior at UC who lives in the affected area, asked the department if she could start collecting needed items.

On Tuesday, March 6th, the department started assisting Sabrina’s efforts and by Friday, March 9th, they had collected close to $1,000 worth of items. Items that the department collected consisted of paper towels, toiletries, cleaning products, canned foods, first aid items, and cat and dog foods.

Many students along with faculty and staff helped to donate items. Other departments like Student Services and the Health Education department made sizable donations. A student at UC that works at Whitley Pharmacy encouraged her employer to help make a contribution also.

"It was truly a blessing to see so many people caring for others," said Jennifer Knuckles, an assistant professor in the Human Services Department.

To help the victims of the severe weather and give to the Disaster Relief Fund, please visit

Located in Williamsburg, Ky., University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study; nine pre-professional programs; seven graduate degrees, including a doctorate and six master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.