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(WSIL) – Several communities are working together to help those affected by tornadoes.

The state of Kentucky has launched its own fundraising campaign. As of Sunday morning, the state had received more than 7,400 donations totaling $ 829,085.

If you would like to donate, visit TeamWKYReliefFund.ky.gov.

The fund also accepts checks which can be mailed to the Kentucky Office of Finance and Administration, 200 Mero Street, 5th Floor, Frankfort, KY 40622. Donors are requested to sign the “Team Western Kentucky Tornado” note Relief Fund “.

The American Red Cross

The association donated 160 blood products to hospitals in the affected areas.

Anyone interested in helping can log in Croixrouge.org or call 800-CROIX-ROUGE. Cell phone users can send a quick donation of $ 10 by simply sending “REDCROSS” to number 90999.

Feed America

Feed America, Kentucky’s Heartland provides emergency, ready-to-go meals for victims.

Donors looking to donate money to the charity for the operation can log in https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/feedingamericaky.

United Way

The United Way Kentucky branch set up a donation fund for the victims of the state.

The association said the money would support “the immediate needs and long-term recovery of affected communities.”

Anyone interested in making a donation can log in uwky.org/tornado.

ANNA

A semi-trailer with Greg’s Truck Service is parked at the Shawnee College Extension Center and accepts donations until the trailer is full on Sunday. Another trailer offers an additional trailer, truck and driver for more donations.

Main Items They Look For: Non-Perishable Foods, Bottled Water / Drinks, Clothing, Diapers, Baby Products, Hygiene Items, Tableware / Kitchenware and Household Essentials or Daily Living Items.

COBDEN

The Cobden High School FFA Chapter will be collecting donated pet supplies and new toys for the kids. They will accept donations until December 19.

OF THE QUOIN

The Du Quoin Fire Department is asking for donations to help storm victims in Mayfield. They will accept household items, housing supplies, non-perishable items and more.

Donations are being accepted now until later in the week.

FRANKLIN COUNTY

Abbott EMS in Franklin County and the Benton Fire Department are accepting donations throughout the weekend for the people of Kentucky.

They accept household items, shelter supplies, non-perishable food, baby supplies, personal care items, and pet food / supplies.

You can drop off your donations at 137 Industrial Park Road in Benton or at the Benton Fire Dept.

If you have any questions, please contact Trevor Holsapple 618-477-1645.

GRAVES COUNTY

A fund for monetary donations has been set up through the Independence Bank.

  • Mayfield Graves Co Tornado Relief Fund
    P.O. Box 9
    Fantasy Farm KY 42039

Supply offers should be directed to 270-247-7772 and deliveries can be made to the Mayfield-Graves County Fairgrounds.

MAYFIELD

operationbbqrelief.org

The non-profit Operation BBQ Relief will be set up on Monday to provide hot meals to all in need in Mayfield.

The Mayfield Community Foundation has set up a tornado relief fund.

They created a GoFundMe account that accepts monetary donations to help affected people in the community. Click here for more information and to donate.

A food, supplies and cash donation depot has been set up at the Heartland Worship Center, at exit 7 of I-24 in Paducah.

People who have material donations or wish to donate cash can call 270-297-7772 or 270-331-0945.

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Kentucky

A food, supplies and cash donation depot has been set up at the McCracken County Emergency Management Office at 3700 Coleman Road, Paducah. It will be open until 6 p.m. tonight. This McCracken County deposit center could be extended until next week, if necessary.

OLIVE BRANCH

Olive Branch’s Horseshoe Bar and Grill accepts donations for people who have lost their homes in the storm.

They accept donations until Christmas, Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m.

You can donate clothes, blankets and diapers.

POPE COUNTY

The Pope County Rural Fire Protection District will also accept donations.

They have a large box placed just inside the front door of Station 1 at 64 Frank’s Road to fill it with whatever was donated.

These items include: toiletries, formula, diapers / supplies, clothing, shoes, food, bottled water.

Donations will be returned to the Mayfield Fire Department on Tuesday, December 14.

RANDOLPH COUNTY

Illinois MABAS Division 34 – Randolph County will accept donations for victims.

Items needed include: cleaning supplies, toiletries, pillows, blankets, non-perishable food, and bottled water.

Donations can be deposited in any MABAS 34 department: Baldwin, Red bud, Evansville, Prairie du Rocher, Ellis Grove, Chester, Steeleville, Percy, Coulterville, Tilden, Sparta, Where MedStar Ambulance.

If any other questions or concerns

MABAS Division 34 President Tim Rucks

(618) 443-2917 ext. 181

ST. CHARLES, MISSOURI

St. Charles County Regional Emergency Management is accepting donations of bottled beverages, non-perishable foods, pet care products and gift cards for residents of Missouri affected by storms.

You can drop off these items at the New Melle Fire Protection District No. 1 Station, 3705 Mill Street. No clothing is currently accepted.

If you are aware of another ongoing donation campaign please email us at [email protected] or message us at Facebook.


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