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3 Stories Of Survival From The Tornadoes’ Path

The death toll from the spate of tornadoes that struck six US states, including Kentucky and Illinois, is still unclear. Three survivors talk about the terrible losses and how they made it through.


 

Listen to Kentucky tornado survivors and others who endured the deadly storms that struck the South and Midwest US: a worker on the night shift at a Kentucky candle factory, a 66-year-old Mayfield, Kentucky resident who lost everything in the tornadoes—for the third time, and an Amazon employee who made it out of an Illinois warehouse where six of his colleagues were killed when a tornado hit.

Mayfield, Kentucky


Source: The Washington Post


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Mayfield, Kentucky


Source: Reuters

Edwardsville, Illinois


Source: NBC News


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What do tornado survivors need?

As the recovery from the tornadoes continues, survivors’ needs vary greatly. Some Kentucky tornado survivors and survivors in other states will require financial support, medical care, and psychological assistance years down the road. You can learn more about the importance of cash donations in this infographic.


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How can I help survivors after the tornadoes?

GlobalGiving partners, including World Central Kitchen, Heartland Equality, and International Medical Corps, are already helping survivors access food, shelter, and other emergency services—and you can fuel their efforts.

By supporting the GlobalGiving Midwest US Tornado Relief Fund, you can help these partners meet the urgent needs of Midwest and Kentucky tornado survivors. Once those needs are met, the fund will transition to support community-led, long-term recovery efforts in affected areas of Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Illinois, Missouri, and Mississippi as needed.

Help tornado survivors by donating to the GlobalGiving Midwest US Tornado Relief fund.

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Featured Photo: Jeremiah Barker, 37, embraces his fiance, Terra Utley, 32, while looking out at the pile of debris where their home once stood in the aftermath of a tornado in Mayfield, Kentucky, US. December 13, 2021 by REUTERS/Cheney Orr

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