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How to Support Tornado Relief Efforts

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By Julie Griffin

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Published December 14, 2021 Reading Time: 2 minutes

On the night of December 10, 2021, a string of tornadoes devastated communities in the Midwest, wreaking havoc on towns across Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, Mississippi, and Tennessee.

Hundreds of homes and businesses were leveled throughout southwest Kentucky, the hardest-hit state. So far 88 people, including 74 in Kentucky, have been found dead. Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear expects the death toll to continue to rise throughout the week.

In response to the disaster, President Joe Biden approved an emergency declaration for the state of Kentucky to provide federal aid to support the local authorities.

A few nonprofits have taken the lead in providing support in the aftermath of the tornadoes. See how you can help the following nonprofit organizations that are on the ground helping the affected communities.

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church and serves approximately 30 million Americans annually. The organization is fundraising to provide disaster relief services to those affected by the tornadoes. They will be serving meals and drinks to first responders and displaced residents. With a network of trained responders and strategically placed equipment, the organization can quickly and effectively respond in times of disaster. 

Follow The Salvation Army’s efforts on social media

Team Rubicon

Team Rubicon is a disaster relief organization that connects the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to deploy emergency response teams. A recon team set up base in Benton, Kentucky, and will be working on clearing roadways and removing fallen or hazardous debris.

Follow Team Rubicon’s efforts on social media

World Central Kitchen

World Central Kitchen (WCK) is on the ground in Kentucky delivering meals to first responders that are helping with disaster relief. WCK uses the power of food to nourish communities in times of crisis. The organization works to create food resiliency within communities to better prepare for future disasters. 

Follow World Central Kitchen’s efforts on social media

As a Certified B Corporation and Public Benefit Corporation, Classy’s mission is to mobilize and empower the world for good. We are proud to support a community of nonprofits that work tirelessly to serve those in need whenever and wherever disaster strikes.

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