Many people are searching for ways to help our fellow Kentuckians that have been impacted by the recent Western Kentucky Tornados. This list of organizations, who are soliciting donations for relief efforts, was compiled by the Courier-Journal. Please thoroughly research any organization before making a donation. As always, when in doubt, donate to an established organization such as the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s Tornado Relief Fund.
1. Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund
2. Capital City Cares Gift Drive
More information is available on the City of Frankfort Fire & EMS Facebook Page.
3. American Red Cross
Visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or text REDCROSS to 90999.
4. Aspire Appalachia
Send donations to firstname.lastname@example.org or PO Box 1255, Jackson, KY 41339.
The nonprofit based in Atlanta is partnering with Louisville’s Change Today, Change Tomorrow to distribute food, water and cash vouchers to affected families. Donate to the tornado relief fund here:
6. Global Empowerment Mission
The disaster relief nonprofit based in Miami is sending trucks of supplies to western Kentucky, in partnership with Racing Louisville and Louisville City Football Club. Donate funds at globalempowermentmission.org/mission/kentucky-tornadoes/.
7. Global Giving
The D.C.-based nonprofit has established a Midwest US Tornado Relief Fund at globalgiving.org/projects/midwest-tornado-relief-fund/.
8. Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund
The University of Kentucky College of Medicine has established a GoFundMe page collecting donations at gofundme.com/f/ukcom-student-effort-for-tornado-relief-in-ky
9. Kentucky Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters
10. Mayfield Graves County Tornado Relief
Mayfield-Graves County United Way has set up a GoFundMe to collect donations at gofundme.com/f/mayfield-graves-county-tornado-relief. Find other verified fundraisers at gofundme.com/c/act/tornado-outbreak-fundraisers.
11. Marshall County Fund
The Marshall County Nonprofit Foundation has established a Venmo account to take funds at @MCNPF.
12. Mercy Chefs
The nonprofit that serves meals following natural disasters has set up at His House Ministries, 1250 KY-303, Mayfield, Kentucky, and will distribute food over the next few days. Donate funds at https://mercychefs.com/donation.
13. Relevant Church
The church in Mayfield, Kentucky, is taking donations for a tornado relief fund at wearerelevant.churchcenter.com/giving/to/mayfield-tornado-relief.
14. Rise and Shine
The mutual aid group in Bowling Green is taking donations through Venmo at @riseandshinebgky.
15. Salvation Army
Visit helpsalvationarmy.org and donate to the Salvation Army Western KY Disaster Relief Fundraiser on Facebook.
16. United Way of Kentucky
The agency has set up a donation site specifically for tornado victims. Visit uwky.org/tornado.
17. Western KY Tornado Victims
Bremen resident Courtney Cozee has established a GoFundMe at gofundme.com/f/western-ky-tornado-vitamins.
18. Western Kentucky Red Cross Disaster Relief Fundraiser
Find the online fundraiser on Facebook.