Updated 12/17: How to Help Victims of Western Kentucky Tornadoes
Violent storms ripped through parts of multiple states on Friday evening, including decimating parts of Western Kentucky. Officials are reporting multiple casualties and widespread destruction following the storm.
In response to the havoc, several disaster relief organizations are asking for help in delivering aid to those impacted by the storms.
How to Help:
American Red Cross – The American Red Cross is also contributing to the relief effort in multiple states, with volunteers and staff from the regions of Central and Southern Ohio ready to mobilize to Western Kentucky. Anyone looking to donate can visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED-CROSS, or text REDCROSS to 90999.
KSR Tornado Relief Fund – Kentucky Sports Radio (KSR) and the Kentucky Chamber Foundation are partnering to build a relief fund for our fellow Kentuckians to ensure they are able to rebuild.
Salvation Army – Disaster teams with the Salvation Army in Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky and Tennessee are also mobilizing in response to Friday night’s tornadoes, the organization said on social media. Donations can be made online at give.helpsalvationarmy.org or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/donate/645874989922844/.
Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund – Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear established the Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund to assist those impacted by the tornados and the severe weather system on December 11, 2021.
United Way of Kentucky – The agency has set up a donation site specifically for tornado victims.
Water with Blessings – Visit their website or text WATER4SURVIVORS to 41444.
WaterStep – WaterStep responds to critical needs for safe water to areas impacted by disaster.