On Dec. 10, 2021, a destructive long-tracked tornado tore through Western Kentucky producing catastrophic damage in multiple towns, including Mayfield, Princeton, Dawson Spring, and Bremen. More than 70 people were killed during that horrific event in which the tornado was on the ground for more the 200 miles. The tornado was part of a storm system that ran from Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Illinois.
In addition to the loss of life, hundreds of people were left without homes and jobs, which has led to relief organizations swarming the state to offer assistance. One of the many organizations is the Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund, which was established by Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear to assist those impacted by the storm.
All donations to the fund are tax-deductible and donors will receive a receipt for tax purposes following their donation. The Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund encourages you to donate to help those in need.
How to Mail in a Donation?
If you wish to mail in a donation, be sure to make your check out to the Kentucky State Treasurer. In the memo line, please note the donation is for the “Team Western Kentucky Tornado Fund.” Send the check to Public Protection Cabinet, 500 Mero Street, 218 NC, Frankfort, KY., 40601. You can even donate online. If you would like to donate, please click here.
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Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund
Since December 11, more than $41 million in donations from people nationwide have been donated to the Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund. The goal of the fund is to help victims through the recovery process after other aids end. Beshear has stated that 100 percent of the donations will go to the people affected by tornadoes that leveled hundreds of buildings across more than a dozen counties.
The donations will first go to the families of the 77 tornado victims and then to uninsured homeowners and renters, who will be awarded 20 percent on top of what FEMA awards in individual assistance. The number of Kentuckians who are eligible to receive FEMA benefits and the extra 20 percent includes at least 475 uninsured homeowners and 987 uninsured renters.
The most applicants can receive from FEMA is $37,900. Those who receive the maximum will get an additional $7,580 from the state fund.
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