Midwest and Southern US Tornado Relief Fund

by GlobalGiving
Midwest and Southern US Tornado Relief Fund

Summary

A deadly tornado outbreak ripped through six US states, including Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee, leaving dozens dead and decimating entire towns. Your donation to this Tornado Relief Fund will help people in impacted communities.

$5M
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$3.33M
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Challenge

More than 100 people are feared dead in Kentucky and neighboring states after a series of unseasonal storms struck overnight on Dec. 10, making this one of the most devastating tornado events in Kentucky's history. Your donation to this fund will provide emergency aid like food, water, medicine, and shelter in impacted communities. Once immediate needs are met, this fund will provide long-term assistance, with a focus on locally led responses.

Solution

All donations to this fund will support relief and recovery efforts in tornado-impacted communities in south and midwest US states. Initially, funds will help first responders meet survivors' immediate needs for food, fuel, clean water, hygiene products, and shelter. The fund will later transition to support longer-term recovery efforts run primarily by local, vetted organizations in the communities affected in the United States.

How Your Donation Will Be Used

When you donate to GlobalGiving's Midwest US Tornado Relief Fund, your donation will be used to:

  • Provide food and emergency medical supplies to people and animals
  • Support temporary shelter and emergency supplies to displaced families
  • Provide support to front-line workers, such as meals and gas
  • Meet other needs as they emerge

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Our disaster relief funds have been recommended by the New York Times, the Associated Press, NPR, Washington Post, Oprah, ABC News, and the US State Department.

GlobalGiving's Track Record

GlobalGiving has been responding to disasters and supporting emergency aid and long-term relief programs since 2004. We have facilitated more than $100M in disaster donations to funds just like this one.

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Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

Organization Information

GlobalGiving

Location: Washington, D.C. - USA
EIN: 30-0108263

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About GlobalGiving’s Disaster Response

When a disaster strikes, recovery efforts led by people who live and work in affected communities are often overlooked and underfunded. GlobalGiving is changing this reality. Since 2004, we've been shifting decision-making power to crises-affected communities through trust-based grantmaking and support.

We make it easy, quick, and safe to support people on the ground who understand needs in their communities better than anyone else.

They were there long before the news cameras arrived, and they’ll be there long after the cameras leave. They know how to make their communities more resilient to future disasters, and they’re already hard at work. GlobalGiving puts donations and grants directly into their hands. Because the status quo—which gives the vast majority of funding to a few large organizations—doesn’t make sense.

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