KYANA Charity Donates to Perry County Flood Relief

Nonprofit Gives $14,000 Raised to HDA

HAZARD, Ky. (Oct. 18, 2022) – Thanks to a group from Louisville, Perry County now has even more support for flood relief and recovery in the community.

Representatives from the KYANA Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) presented a $14,000 check to the Housing Development Alliance (HDA), an affordable housing developer in Hazard that is leading local rebuilding efforts.

HDA was selected as the recipient of the donation based upon recommendations from the Perry County Fiscal Court, the City of Hazard, and the Hazard-Perry County Chamber of Commerce. Perry County Judge-Executive Scott Alexander, Mayor of the City of Hazard Donald “Happy” Mobelini, and the Chamber of Commerce all felt that housing is the chief need among those most impacted by the disastrous July flood.

“It means so much to us to have the support of these folks,” said HDA Executive Director Scott McReynolds. “We’re just glad they picked us! There isn't enough funding available for flood relief, so HDA depends on donations from folks like KYANA Charities to make our home building and home repair work for flood survivors possible.”

According to Patricia Palmer-Ball, the group’s treasurer, this is the largest donation KYANA Region & Charity has ever raised. Along with the check, the group also brought along a truckload of donated items to help the county’s flood survivors and said they planned to send a donation of propane heaters for the winter. 

"The folks on our Charity Team were very selective on the decision to help our Kentucky neighbors," said KYANA member Hunt Palmer-Ball. "We saw the destruction and the need for our struggling friends, so we had to help. Our hearts belong to Perry County. KYANA cares."
KYANA Charity Treasurer Pat Palmer-Ball (at left) presents a check to HDA Executive Director Scott McReynolds.

When asked why the group made the donation and if any personal connections to Hazard or Perry County contributed to their decision, KYANA Charity Director Neil White said, “Just know that you have friends in Louisville and that we care.”

Flood survivors in Breathitt, Knott, and Perry counties who are in need of a new home or flood repairs should contact the HDA office by calling 606-436-0497.

For those interested in finding out more about the KYANA Region of the AACA, please visit the Club’s website.

About Housing Development Alliance, Inc.
Serving Breathitt, Knott, Leslie, and Perry counties, the Housing Development Alliance (HDA) is a 29-year-old nonprofit housing developer that serves as lender, counselor, developer, and contractor for low-income persons in need of housing assistance. We work with multiple organizations within the federal, state, and local governments and in the private sector to help individuals break down barriers to access the resources they need to build financial stability through affordable housing. For more information, visit

About KYANA Region & Charity
KYANA Region & Charity were formed for the purpose to promote the preservation, restoration, enjoyment and collection of antique automobiles to the mutual enjoyment of its members. The Charity works to support local and regional charities through its fundraising efforts.

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