USA Wildfires Response

by Peace Winds America
USA Wildfires Response
USA Wildfires Response
USA Wildfires Response
USA Wildfires Response

Project Report | May 3, 2023
Support Amid Wildfires and Tornadoes in the US

By Sarah Maraschky | Communications Associate

Destruction following 2021 Kentucky tornadoes
Destruction following 2021 Kentucky tornadoes

As the weather begins to warm and summer approaches, the U.S. is entering wildfire season. Warmer temperatures and drier climates lead to ideal conditions for wildfires, which can strike without warning, making states in the western and southwestern U.S. especially vulnerable.

Fortunately, according to the National Interagency Fire Center, 2023 totals for the number of wildfires and acres burned throughout the country have been below the 10-year average so far. Despite this, Peace Winds knows that wildfires can strike even when they’re unexpected, putting people’s homes and lives at risk in an instant. Colorado’s Marshall Fire, which struck during the winter of 2021, is proof of this. 

In addition to wildfires, natural disasters like tornadoes are also threatening communities throughout the U.S. According to the Washington Post, the first three months of 2023 started strong with the second-most tornadoes on record. As of May 3, 2023, the National Weather Service had recorded 595 tornadoes which killed 63 people. 

Following the devastating tornadoes that struck western Kentucky in December 2021, Peace Winds partnered with the local chapter of the Red Cross who provided food, water, clothing, bedding, and temporary shelter to tornado survivors. Peace Winds continues to collect donations to ensure that we are well-prepared to aid in disaster relief if and when another major wildfire or tornado strikes the United States again. We thank you for your continued support.

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Peace Winds America

Location: Washington, DC - USA
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Twitter: @PWAmerica
Project Leader:
Wayne Nissly
Washington , DC United States

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