Western Kentucky Tornadoes

Ways You Can Help

The historic tornado outbreak last Friday evening has made a catastrophic impact on many Western Kentucky counties. You’ve heard the stories of the loss of human life, devastating injuries, and the annihilation of communities, homes, and businesses.

Many organizations are responding to this tragic disaster that exists around us. You may be considering how you can help.

Anyone can provide assistance to these relief efforts. If you are a current fundholder at the Community Foundation of Louisville, you can make a grant directly from your fund to support disaster relief and recovery organizations in our great Commonwealth of Kentucky. We’re sharing several trusted organizations below for you to consider. All of these organizations accept tax-deductible contributions. To send a grant to one of these organizations, log in to your fund here.

For additional assistance with grants from your fund, please contact Michael Pfaff at grants@cflouisville.org or 502.585.4649. If you are not a fundholder, please click the links below to learn more on how you can give.

Thank you for your support of our community during this tragic disaster.

Organizations to Consider

The Community Foundation of Western Kentucky has set up the West Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund and is accepting monetary contributions to support emergency relief efforts.

The Felix E. Martin Jr. Foundation is a supporting organization of the Community Foundation of Louisville. They are providing disaster relief to the residents of Muhlenberg County.

Central City, KY-based Muhlenberg County Long Term Disaster Recovery Committee is coordinating management for long-term disaster recovery. Their focus is those who do not have adequate personal resources for basic needs and whose needs are not met by relief systems such as FEMA, Red Cross, Small Business Administration, and other disaster recovery programs. Checks may be made payable to MCLTDR, 114 N 3rd St., Central City, KY 42330.

Bowling-Green, KY-based Next Level Church is coordinating financial and care items for impacted families. Checks may be mailed to Next Level Church, 1405 Veterans Memorial Lane, Bowling Green, KY 42101.

The California-based Team Rubicon has organized a team of military veterans and volunteers to clear roads in Benton, Mayfield, and surrounding counties. You may also make a contribution online.

Kentucky State Government’s Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund is accepting tax-deductible donations. Please direct contributions to the Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet. In the memo line, please note the donation is for the “Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund.” Send check to Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet, 200 Mero Street, 5th Floor, Frankfort, KY 40622.

Bowling Green, KY-based United Way of Southern Kentucky has created a Tornado Crisis and Recovery Fund. 100% of the funds collected will assist organizations serving on the front line and organizations assisting those who have been affected. Contributions are also accepted online.

The Western Kentucky Chapter of the American Red Cross is accepting contributions on its Facebook page and via direct contribution to 1700 Frederica St., Suite 105, Owensboro, KY 42301.