ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky., Aug. 3, 2021 – Give 270, a local nonprofit has announced a trust fund and crowdfunding effort for Aliyana Johnson, the seven-year-old daughter of the late Kevin Johnson. Kevin Johnson, a Hardin County Sheriff Deputy, loving father, and friend to many, tragically passed away Friday, July 30 in an off-duty ATV accident.
Aliyana was with her father at the time of the accident and sustained life-threatening injuries. She is currently in stable condition and recovering at Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville. The trust fund was established following the community’s immediate desire to support the Johnson family during this tragic and difficult time.
Friends of the Johnsons established a trust fund at West Point Bank.
“West Point Bank is honored to assist those wishing to support the Johnson family by accepting funds into the account that will provide immediate and long-term support for Aliyana and the Johnson family,” said West Point Bank President Josh Hubbard. “We appreciate Give 270 helping with online crowdfunding efforts.”
Give 270, a local 501(c)(3) crowdfunding organization that raises money to benefit projects and organizations in Hardin, LaRue and Meade counties, has established a webpage and online donation option for the community to contribute to the trust fund. Donations can be made at give270.org.
“These are the calls that we hate to receive, but we are honored to help raise these essential funds for Aliyana,” said Give 270 board member Justin Howard. “We know that our community will rally around Aliyana and support her for years to come.”
To encourage support of the trust fund, the Give 270 board committed a match up to $5,000 for online donations through the website. To date, Give 270 has raised over $200,000 for local worthwhile causes in Hardin, LaRue and Meade counties.
Funds from the trust will be used to cover Kevin's funeral expenses and provide future support of Aliyana.
Kevin worked with Radcliff Police Department for the last four years and most recently the Hardin County Sheriff's Department. Kevin was also a very active member with Southeast Chrisitan Church (E-town Campus).
Learn more about the trust fund at give270.org.
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About Give 270
Launched in 2016, Give 270 supports community, economic and workforce development of the Elizabethtown-Fort Knox MSA (Hardin, LaRue and Meade counties) by raising funds for other area non-profit organizations and local initiatives. Funds are raised through crowdfunding efforts including an online giving mosaic and signature events including the Kentucky Craft Beer Festival and The Eric & Joe Show. To date, more than $200,000 has been raised and directed to worthwhile causes ranging from meeting basic needs to mentoring and education initiatives. Give 270 is led by an all-volunteer board and is uniquely positioned to quickly and efficiently translate the philanthropic spirit of individuals and our community into effective fundraising campaigns.