Clubs & Organizations
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. – Margaret Mead
Below you’ll find information about several of Hart County’s civic organizations.
P.O. Box 427, Munfordville, KY 42765
Realizing that Hart County Kentucky lacks a shelter and care for lost, unwanted, abused or neglected animals, we the people of this area have come together and formed this group named Animal Rescue Kare, LLC. It is our goal to build a shelter, provide the necessary care, to improve the quality of life and to strengthen the bond between people and their animals through education and example.
P.O. Box 727, Munfordville, KY 42765
The Munfordville Lion’s Club has been in existence since September 1, 1939. Through the years, it has helped with numerous projects that have benefited the citizens of Hart County. The Lion’s Club is most noted for its service to the blind and visually impaired. Since 1939, they have helped hundreds of needy people in this area to buy glasses or to pay for eye operations.
Other projects supported by the local club include:
- A Youth Camp for Visually or Hearing Impaired Children
- Boy Scout Trek (Hart Co. Civil War Days)
- Disaster Relief
- $500 College Scholarship
- Peace Poster Competition
- Trooper Island
- Food Baskets for the Needy
The Munfordville Lion’s Club meets the second Tuesday of each month. For more information, visit their website Kentucky Lions Club.
P.O. Box 73, Horse Cave, KY 42749
Organized in March 1938
Meets every Monday at Noon at Horse Cave United Methodist Church
Rotary Club “Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. In more than 160 countries worldwide, approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 30,000 Rotary clubs.”
For more information, about Rotary visit our website at www.rotary.org or call Andrew Tucker at (270) 308-5268.
Hart County Homemakers
P. O. Box 367, Munfordville, KY 42765
Hart County Extension Homemakers provide University of Kentucky research based information on topics related to home and family. Membership is available in nine different groups in the county as well as membership at large for persons not able to attend regular monthly meetings. Clubs also support community activities such as Civil War Days, Heritage Festival, and the County Fair. Foster children assistance and abuse prevention has been an outreach effort in recent years. Contact the Extension Office 524-2451 for more information.
H. A. R. T. (Helping All Recovery Together)
P. O. Box 1009, Munfordville, KY 42765
On November 6, 2005, substantial damage was done by a tornado that hit Munfordville, Kentucky in the early morning hours. Much confusion and many lives were disrupted at this time. Many disaster organizations as well as faith based organizations initially came to the rescue. Once the initial assessments and emergencies were handled, there were still those who needed help that these organizations were unable to provide. Out of this necessity, monies were collected from the community to help out the individuals that were left behind with unmet needs.
H.A.R.T., Inc. (Helping All Recover Together) was organized as a post disaster organization. Dedicated volunteer men and women from the community set up this organization to help with these unmet needs. After evaluating the needs of this remnant of person’s still needing aid, 11 persons were assisted with some financial aid. H.A.R.T., Inc also was able to train 13 case workers with the help of other disaster groups at this time to assist in further disasters if the need arises.
The purpose of H.A.R.T., Inc., a non profit, tax exempt organization, is to assist in the long term recovery process after disasters have occurred and the charities that provide immediate assistance leave the area. H.A.R.T., Inc. also serves as the post disaster recovery team of volunteers to address any unmet needs of those without resources or limited resources in the community to help them rebuild their lives, especially the frail, children, the handicapped and the economically disadvantaged.
The mission of H.A.R.T., Inc. (Helping All Recover Together) is:
- To plan and help with long term recovery.
- To promote and supplement disaster training.
- To identify unmet disaster needs and coordinate available resources to meet those needs.
- To perform post-disaster duties to meet the needs of local individuals.
- To assist other agencies in meeting the long term needs of area residents.
The Salvation Army
The local organization was established approximately sixteen years ago and is dedicated to providing emergency assistance to individuals in need. This includes helping individuals whose home may have burned, are in need of food, clothing, or temporary shelter, have had their utilities disconnected, or been involved in a natural disaster.
A large portion of their funds come from the annual bell-ringing campaign All of the money raised locally stays in Hart County to assist people living here. In addition to providing emergency assistance, the local organization also administers the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program that provides holiday gifts to needy preschool children. They also make it possible for children ages 7 to 12 to attend summer camp. The local organization maintains an office in the courthouse in Munfordville, but it is open by appointment only. To learn more about their programs or to volunteer, call (270) 528-7707 or (270) 786-3926.