Helping Western Kentucky and Other Areas Affected by Tornadoes


Communities across Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas and other states are still reeling from last weekend’s catastrophic storms and tornadoes that resulted in at least 85 deaths and devastated many communities, particularly those in western Kentucky.

Among those who have survived the storms, hundreds of thousands now find themselves without power and many are without a home, clothing or other essentials in mid-December, only days away from Christmas.

In the wake of this disaster, many people and organizations have sprung into action to support affected communities and those who have been displaced. Here are a few ways you can support immediate relief efforts:

Philanthropic resources will be essential to recovery in the long-term, after this disaster has faded from the headlines. The Community Foundation of West Kentucky has already established a Tornado Relief Fund – donations to this fund will be used to support and sustain recovery work in the months ahead. The Felix E. Martin Jr. Foundation is also accepting donations to support recovery in Muhlenberg County.

Earlier this week, Philanthropy Southeast co-sponsored a Center for Disaster Philanthropy webinar on the storms and how philanthropy can respond. A recording of the webinar will be posted on this page soon.

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