Local teen’s gift card drive nets $4,500 for Floyd Co. flood victims

In an uplifting update to a story we brought you on local news last week, Ben Jones, a 15-year-old Russell County High School sophomore who organized a gift card drive for flood victims in hard-hit Floyd County in eastern Kentucky, will deliver $4,500 in gift cards to the area this week.

Ben and his family collected gift cards from drop-off points at Russell Springs First Baptist Church and Jamestown Healthcare throughout last week, and the outpouring of support from the community was terrific.

Ben Jones is the son of Donnie and Dr. Stephanie Jones.