Local vintage shop provides donations to flood victims in Eastern Kentucky

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Brittany Fisher

Gatlin Milam buys clothes from a business partner for his store. Milam works full time to stock and build his business, using Instagram and TikTok to help advertise his hauls.

Debra Murray, Co-Editor-in-Chief

Vette City Vintage is giving back to the victims of  flooding in Eastern Kentucky.

Gatlin Milam, owner of the vintage clothing shop, a newly located in downtown Bowling Green, intends to match donations given. 

He said the help that Bowling Green received following the Dec. 11 tornados is what led him to organize the giving. 

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“I just felt like I was drawn to do it,” Milam said. “I know people from that area and people from all around us helped us in December and January and are still helping us when we had the tornado. I figured it’d be pretty selfish not to return the favor. I know I’ve got a platform and amazing customers that would be willing to help.”

The donations will be going to the Team Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief Fund.

“I haven’t heard from anybody in that area, but a lot of people here showing love and support for it. [I’ve been] sent lots of donations and people have thrown some cash in the basket at this store,” Milam said. 

Milam is accepting donations via his Venmo @Gatlin-Milam or at 939 College Street in Fountain Square Park.