Powerful tornadoes ripped through Western Kentucky overnight December 11, killing several people and causing catastrophic damage. Here is a list of relief efforts, resources, and ways to help from near and far. We will continue to update the list in the coming days.
The nondenominational church in Mayfield is organizing volunteers to clear debris, and they’re serving hot meals for victims. Members are posting daily updates on their Facebook page.
Based in Virginia, this nonprofit organization is deploying to Mayfield, to provide meals to victims. You can donate to disaster relief here.
DRAW (Disaster Relief At Work, Inc.) aims to help communities across the United States during natural disasters. DRAW is providing needed supplies to the affected communities from Kentucky to Arkansas) in the next 24-36 hours. You can donate here.
The local business in Paducah, Kentucky, is collecting item donations for first responders (flashlights, gloves, water, etc.) and clothing, blankets, and toiletries for victims. You can learn more about donating here.
KEDC is accepting donations for toys, water, and other necessities to Western Kentucky tornado victims at their Ashland (904 Rose Road, Ashland) and Lexington (118 James Court Ste 60) locations.
KBDR has 2,500 volunteers trained as disaster relief aids who can help feed those in need, remove tornado debris, and help clean homes affected by the storm. You can donate here.
Located in a hard-hit community, this kitchen provides food to those in need. You can donate here.
How You Can Help Victims of the Tornadoes in Kentucky – Garden & Gun is written by Chris Kraft for gardenandgun.com