LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- The widespread flood damage in Louisville has affected both homes and businesses and many still working to recover weeks later. But two generous donors are hopeful their donations will make that process move a little quicker and easier.
Lunch was served at River Road BBQ at the typical time. But it wasn’t your typical meal; instead, it was a special delivery from up the street.
"The great thing about being on River Road is we have great neighbors," River Road BBQ’s John Gudmundsson said.
It was just last week when River Road BBQ was submerged in more than seven feet of water.
The inside of the business was in need of a complete remodel, meaning the business won't be serving lunch for at least a month.
"They have a long road to recovery so I thought you know just being a good neighbor I would help them out, help feed the work crews some lunch, for a couple weekends to make their hardships a little easier," John Varanese said.
Varanese of Varanese Restaurant started his day prepping meals in his kitchen up the street, and then shared those meals with the restaurants that are still recovering from the flood.
This generosity from business to business happened Friday, as one Louisville family donated $100,000 to help other local families suffering from the flood.
"I want everyone in the city of Louisville to understand how much myself and my family love the city of Louisville and this is our home and we're in a position where we can help and reach out and support some of the people who were affected by this terrible disaster," UofL Head Football Coach Bobby Petrino said.
Petrino and his foundation are working with the city to get the money to families displaced by the flood, and help cover some of their clean-up costs too.
In Louisville, upwards of 1,000 homes and businesses were impacted by the flood.
You can apply for the funding by calling Metro 311. Applicants will be served on a first-come, first-served basis.
If you want to volunteer, you can find out how by calling 211.