How to help tornado victims

People amongst damage caused by the December 2021 tornadoes in Mayfield, Kentucky. - TANNEN MAURY/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock
People amongst damage caused by the December 2021 tornados in Mayfield, Kentucky.

In response to the devastation caused by the tornadoes that tore across six states on December 10, 2021, SVCF has compiled a list of organizations that are providing disaster relief to residents and communities in the affected areas.

  1. Center for Disaster Philanthropy supports both immediate and long-term disaster recovery efforts. Donors can select “2021 December Tornadoes” from the CDP Disaster Recovery Fund to support tornado recovery efforts in Kentucky. Learn more about disaster philanthropy from CDP’s blog post. Donate by mail: The Development Team, Center for Disaster Philanthropy, One Thomas Circle, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005.
  2. Community Foundation of West Kentucky has set up a fund to help Western Kentucky residents affected by the tornadoes. Donate through PayPal or by mail: CFWK Disaster Relief Fund, PO Box 7, Paducah, KY 42001. 
  3. Convoy of Hope is responding to the tornadoes that occurred in Illinois, Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri and Tennessee. Donate online or by mail: PO Box 1125, Springfield, MO 65801.
  4. Samaritan’s Purse International Relief enlists thousands of volunteers to provide emergency aid to victims of tornadoes, hurricanes, wildfires, floods and other disasters in the United States. Two disaster response units are in northern Arkansas and Mayfield, Kentucky, with a third heading to Bowling Green, Kentucky. Donate here or by mail: PO Box 3000 Boone, NC 28607. 
  5. Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund was set up by Governor Beshear to assist those affected by the tornadoes. Donate online or by mail: Public Protection Cabinet, 500 Mero Street, 218 NC, Frankfort, KY 40601.
  6. United Way of Kentucky United Way is working with emergency management, disaster partners and local communities to support services for families impacted by the tornadoes. Monetary donations are needed to support immediate needs and long-term recovery for impacted communities. Donate to the Kentucky Tornado Fund or by mail: PO Box 4653 Louisville, KY 40204.

SVCF will be monitoring this situation and continuing to work with our partners to identify reputable organizations that are providing relief efforts in the areas affected by the December 2021 tornadoes. Please continue to check this page for updates.

If you are a SVCF fundholder and wish to give through your advised fund, please contact your philanthropy advisor or email Corporate partners of SVCF may also contact their philanthropy advisors directly.