I am still in shock from the tornado that ripped through western Kentucky – the hardest hit- and parts of the surrounding states over the weekend. Thousands of people are now displaced. They have no home to go to. My heart breaks. I can’t imagine what these families are going through right now. And during the holidays. If you are like me and want to know how you can help from your home, I’ve found 4 organizations helping those who have been affected by this tornado.
Prior to the tornado, the Red Cross was already facing a shortage of blood donations. Since the tornado hit, the demand has heavily increased. If you are able, I would encourage you to make an appointment to give. It doesn’t take much of your time. There is even an app you can download which makes scheduling the appointment really easy. If you would like to give a monetary donation, you can do so at 1-800-RED-CROSS or text REDCROSS to 90999.
The Salvation Army has created a dedicated Facebook page for individuals to make donations. The Salvation Army provides food, drink, shelter and other emergency services to those affected by disasters.
The Kentucky branch of Feeding America is distributing ready-to-eat meals. By making a donation here, you are helping to provide meals to those who are displaced either by their own home or through a shelter they normally receive food donations.
Working together, we can bring the light back when thousands are going through this dark time.
December 14, 2021