Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund
The Friday, December 10th tornado outbreak that killed at least 88 people in five states — 74 of them in Kentucky — cut a path of devastation that stretches from Arkansas, where a nursing home was destroyed, to Illinois, where an Amazon distribution center was heavily damaged.
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) stated on the Senate floor, “Nearly forty tornadoes touched down across six states.” One of the five tornados that hit Kentucky stayed on the ground for 227 miles (320 kilometers) potentially the longest continuous path of any tornado in U.S. history. Mayfield, Kentucky home to 10,000, and a destroyed candle factory suffered some of the worst damage.
Workers, volunteers and nearly 450 members of the National Guard have begun the long process of recovery, including replacing thousands of damaged utility poles, delivering bottles of drinking water and continuing to search for the dead.
Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear has established the Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund to assist those impacted by the tornados and the severe weather system on December 11, 2021.
All donations to the Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund are tax-deductible and donors will receive a receipt for tax purposes after donating.
To donate online: https://secure.kentucky.gov/formservices/Finance/WKYRelief
To donate by mail:
Send a check to Public Protection Cabinet, 500 Mero Street, 218 NC, Frankfort, KY 40601 Make your check to Kentucky State Treasurer, in the memo line please note the donation is for the “Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund.”