Louisville area leaders, organizations gathering donations for storm survivors

Groups are accepting donations for storm victims in Kentucky.
Groups are accepting donations for storm victims in Kentucky.(WAVE 3 News)
Published: Dec. 11, 2021 at 10:25 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 21, 2021 at 12:26 PM EST
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - The following organizations and local governments are accepting donations for storm victims in Mayfield, Bowling Green, and surrounding areas:

  • Kentucky Rises — WAVE 3 News and its parent company, Gray Television, is teaming with the Salvation Army to offer disaster relief efforts in Kentucky, Arkansas, Tennessee, Illinois and Missouri. Text HLTORNADO to 51555 to donate. Donate online by clicking here.
  • Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund — Gov. Andy Beshear created the Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund with every donation being tax deductible.
  • American Red Cross — Visit redcross.org or call 800-RED CROSS to donate. Use the Red Cross Blood Donor app or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 gift.
    • Go to any participating Kroger or Jay C food stores and at checkout you can donate to Red Cross to help tornado victims.
    • The Kentucky Junior Leagues (Louisville, Lexington, and Owensboro) are partnering with the Red Cross. Financial donations are requested as they are the quickest and best way to get help to those who need it. To donate via the KY Junior Leagues, click here.
  • Town of Clarksville — Donations to the Red Cross can also be made online here or by dropping cash or checks made out to the American Red Cross at the Wastewater drive-thru next to town hall. The Clarksville Fire Department is accepting donations and bringing them to Western Kentucky. The following items are accepted:
    • Gatorade, non-perishable foods, canned goods with pop tops, snacks
    • Hygiene products, feminine products, baby wipes and other baby items, pet supplies, first aid supplies, over-the-counter medicines
    • Phone chargers, trash bags, flashlights with batteries, paper products, cleaning supplies, duct tape, tarps, candles, matches, shovels, rakes, gas cards
    • Gloves, blankets, Christmas toys
  • Samaritan’s PurseClick here to find out how to donate or volunteer. Teams have already been deployed to Mayfield.
  • The Booker Campaign — Rep. Charles Booker and his team of volunteers will deliver supplies to Bowling Green while working with local relief operations across the state. Click here to learn more and to donate.
  • Independence Bank / Yum! Brands — Donations of bottled water, hygiene products, coats, blankets, formula, diapers, non-perishable food, toilet paper, tote bags and laundry bags can be dropped off at the St. Matthews bank on Shelbyville Road or the Yum! Brands headquarters on Colonel Sanders Lane. Donation accounts have also been set up at Independence Bank locations. Click here for more information.
      • Mayfield Consumer Products Employee Fund — Funds are going straight to employees of the candle company in Mayfield.
      • Mayfield Graves County Tornado Relief Fund (organized by the Graves County sheriff and officials) — Funds will go to the citizens of Graves County. Checks can also be mailed to P.O. Box 9, Fancy Farm, KY 42039.
      • Warren County Public Schools Synergy Relief Fund — Money will help the tornado relief in Warren County.
      • For the Benefit of Hopkins County “Make Christmas Happen” Gift Fund Account — Funds will work to make sure the impacted in Hopkins County will get to celebrate Christmas.
      • For the Benefit of Hopkins County Tornado Relief Fund Account — This account is for donations for Hopkins County tornado relief.
      • Money can also be donated into the Independence Bank Foundation Western Kentucky Relief Fund.
  • Global Empowerment Mission / UC Group / Bethenny Frankel’s BStrong / Lowes / Louisville City Football Club, Racing Louisville Football Club, Aerial Recovery Group, Good360, and Goya — Cash donations are being accepted in addition to the $100,000 in Bstrong cash cards that will be distributed to storm survivors. Over $2 million in supplies will be sent to Mayfield, with the first drop-off happening on Thursday, Dec. 16. Click here to donate.

This list will be updated.

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