Western Kentucky Tornado Disaster Relief


Our hearts go out to our families, friends, and communities devastated by the tornadoes this past weekend. As we check in on our loved ones, please consider donating to those in need during this time. Looking for ways to help Western Kentucky tornado disaster relief? Our LMC contributors have compiled a short list of local organizations who will be providing items and services to these communities.

(Please let us know if you know of an organization or group that should be added to this list).

JCPS Stuff the Bus

3332 Newburg Rd, Louisville, KY 40218

“SHOW YOUR SUPPORT | JCPS is hosting a “Stuff The Bus” event all week long to collect items for those impacted by the tornadoes in Western Kentucky. You can drop off your donations in front of the VanHoose Education Building from 7:30-4:30 every day this week.”

Kentucky National Guard

“This Amazon Wishlist includes items for the affected communities and will go directly to the units that are currently at the sites to help with disaster relief.”


1025 Barret Ave, Louisville, KY 40204

“Starting Tuesday we’re collecting shelf-stable food items and supplies for everyone affected by the tornados in western KY. Feed Louisville, The LEE Initiative, and World Central Kitchen are doing the truly heavy lifting by delivering the items and cooking for those in need. Please drop off whatever you can. We’ll share donation suggestions Tuesday morning.”

Feed Louisville

“We will be needing things like: portable commercial sized grills + charcoal, generators, large coolers of ice, bottled water, tents, propane space heaters, batteries and flashlights, folding tables, and food trucks. We could also use a few experienced cooks to work with us this week.”

To make a financial contribution, please visit our site. If you can help, please email us.

Baby/Child Donations – Glow Worm Play Cafe

962 Barret Ave, Louisville, KY 40204

“We are collabing with @bonnieknowsbreast to collect donations for the Bowling Green area residents. We are primarily seeking baby and child items. These items will be delivered THIS weekend so we need items ASAP! Any and all lactation supplies will be greatly appreciated. Closed system pumps only. Drop at Glow Worm Play Cafe starting Wednesday – Friday from 9 to 4pm. Please share this far and wide!”

Toy Drive for Children in Mayfield and Dawson Springs – Tea Station Asian Bistro

9422 Norton Commons Blvd, Prospect, KY 40059

“We are going to do a toy drive for the Children in Mayfield and Dawson Springs on Wednesday and Thursday from 10:30 am to 9 pm each day. We will have a box truck out front to put the toys in for the children.”

Kentucky Jeep and Truck

5796 N Dixie Hwy, Elizabethtown, KY 42701

“We have partnered with Black Sheep Jeep Club and are accepting donations for tornado relief for those who were affected by the terrible weather this past weekend. Here is a list of items that we are accepting! But I’m sure anything at all would be greatly appreciated! We are here Monday – Friday 9:00-6:00 and Saturdays 9-1.”

bottled water, first aid kits, gloves & hats, coats, socks, underwear, diapers, baby wipes, formula, non-perishable food, canned goods with pull top cans, construction bags, work gloves, pillows and blankets, sleeping bags, toothpaste and toothbrushes, shampoo & conditioner, deodorant, washcloths, soap, duct tape, tarps, cleaning supplies, bleach wipes.

Salvation Army

Kentucky Red Cross

“The Red Cross and our partners are working around the clock to help those in need and make sure everyone has a safe place to stay, food to eat, critical relief supplies, emotional support and comfort. Footage below from WDRB News shows the impact in Mayfield, Kentucky.

If your home was damaged or destroyed by the severe weather and you need Red Cross assistance, please call 1-800-RED CROSS. If you need a safe place to stay, you can find a list of open shelters at redcross.org/shelter.

Download the free Red Cross Emergency app for access to real-time information and safety tips. The Emergency app is available in app stores by searching for the American Red Cross or going to redcross.org/apps.”


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