Kentucky Tornado Aid – How to Help

December 18, 2021 Insights

Communities around Kentucky continue to assess the damage after a weekend of one of the worst tornado events in history. The record-breaking tornados that spanned six states and over 200 miles of destruction have dominated the news cycle, and while the devastation is apparent, there are stories of camaraderie, survival, and hope. Let’s contribute to that.

Early Saturday morning, Kentucky Gov. Beshear declared a state of emergency. By Tuesday it was confirmed that 74 were dead and over 100 were still missing. Tens of thousands remain without power and many lack shelter.

Below is a list of resources of what you can do to help.




*Suggested donations include gas, generators, storage bins/totes, space heaters, lash lights, head lamps, batteries, propane tanks, utility gloves, phone chargers, gas cans, socks, undergarments, blankets, coats, warm clothes, shoes, toiletries, paper towels, plastic utensils, paper plates, feminine hygiene products, baby formula, diapers, wipes, water, snacks, non-perishable foods.

  • The Salvation Army Kentucky/Tennessee Division
  • Northside Baptist Church, 611 W Lockridge St, Mayfield, KY
  • Fairview Baptist Church, 701 West Water Street, Mayfield, KY
  • Mayfield/Graves County Fairgrounds, 1004 KY 121, Mayfield, KY 42066
  • Redemption City Church, 104 Railroad Ave., Dawson Springs KY, 270-425-4310
  • Dawson Spring High School, 317 Eli St, Dawson Springs, KY 42408
  • Mount Zion Baptist Church, 175 Graham Dr., Bowling Green, KY
  • Eleventh St Baptist Church, 1035 Kenton ST. Bowling Green, KY (collecting from Sunday, Dec. 12 through Wednesday, Dec. 15)
  • State Street Baptist Church, 340 State St. Bowling Green, KY (collecting from Sunday, Dec. 12 through Friday, Dec. 17)
  • Next Level Church, 1405 Veterans Memorial ln., Bowling Green, KY (accepting donations Tuesday, Dec. 14 through Thursday, Dec. 16,  10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
  • The Johnson Bar, 133 S. 3rd St. Paducah, KY. 42001 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 12)
  • First Baptist Church, 2890 Broadway St, Paducah, KY, 270-442-2728
  • Dry Ground Brewing Company, 3121 Broadway St, Paducah, KY 42001
  • Paducah Beer Werks, 301 N 4th St, Paducah, KY 42001
  • Lone Oak Baptist Church, 3601 Lone Oak Rd, Paducah, KY 42003
  • Community Kitchen, 1237 Martin Luther King Jr Drive, Paducah, KY
  • Hancock’s of Paducah, 3841 Hinkleville Road, Paducah, KY (accepting donations of clean quilts and blankets, Tuesday, Dec. 14 through Friday, Dec. 17, 9 a.m. to 5pm, and Saturday, Dec. 18, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
  • Barrel & Bond, 100 Broadway Paducah, KY 42001
  • Stepstone Family and Youth Services, 78 Caky Dr, Benton, KY, 270-527-8388
  • Marshall County Exceptional Center, 198 Old Symsonia Rd, Benton, KY, 270-252-6530 (8 a.m. to 2 p.m. from Sunday, Dec. 12 – Friday, Dec. 17)
  • Central Elementary School, 115 Jim Goheen Road Benton, KY 42025 (accepting donations on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • Jefferson County Public Schools, VanHoose Education Center, 3332 Newburg Road, Louisville, KY 40218 (accepting donations from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m through Friday)
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities, 550 South First Street, Louisville, KY and 1300 Sports Center Dr, Lexington, KY (collecting donations through Dec. 17)
  • Against the Grain Smokehouse, 401 E. Main St. & Against the Grain Public House, 1576 Bardstown Rd., Louisville, KY
  • Veteran’s Club Inc., 9419 Seatonville rd. at Fern Creek Christian Church, Louisville, KY 40291
  • Four Pegs Smokehouse and Bar, 1053 Goss Ave, Louisville, KY 40217
  • Six Forks Burger Company, 1039 Ash St. Louisville, KY 40217, (Saturday, Dec. 11 through Monday, Dec. 16, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
  • Hampton Inn – Louisville Airport, 800 Phillips Ln. (delivering supplies to Graves County Fairgrounds)
  • Independence Bank, 3901 Shelbyville Rd., Louisville, KY and 1900 Colonel Sanders Ln., Louisville, KY
  • Bullitt County Public Schools Stuff the Bus – several locations listed here (accepting donations through Thursday, Dec. 16)
  • Roebling Point Books, 601 Overton Street, Newport, KY 41071
  • Newport Fire Department, 998 Monmouth St, Newport, KY 41071
  • Walnut Grove Baptist Church, 2941 Highland Lick Rd, Russellville, KY
  • Akridge Farm Supply, 724 Fairview Ave, Eddyville, KY 42038, 270-388-2910 – Looking specifically for tarps and gas cans
  • Cave City Community Center (Senior Center),  105 Duke St, Cave City, KY 42127
  • Jamestown City Park Batting Cages, 123 Park Ave, Jamestown, KY 42629 (drop off from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday through Thursday)
  • Russell Springs City Hall, 487 Main Street, Russell Springs, KY 42642 (drop off from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday)
  • St. Jerome’s Catholic Church, 20 KY-339, Fancy Farm, KY 42039
  • Calvert City Civic Center, 991 5th Ave SE, Calvert City, KY 42029 (Drop off until 5 p.m. on Saturday Dec. 11 and Sunday Dec. 12)
  • Water drive at Pritchard Community Center, 404 S Mulberry St, Elizabethtown, KY 42701 (need cases of bottled water)
  • Felix Martin Hall, 501 W. Everly Brothers Blvd., Greenville, KY. 42345
  • Kentucky Education Development Corporation, Ashland office (904 Rose Road) and Lexington Office (118 James Court Ste 60)
  • Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, 208 South Main Street, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342
  • Winchester Police Department, 16 S. Maple Street, Winchester, KY (accepting donations until Monday evening)
  • Georgetown Fire Department, 101 Jacobs Drive, Georgetown, KY (accepting donations all week)
  • Clarksville Town Hall, 2000 Broadway Street, Clarksville, IN, (accepting donation Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
  • Hope 2 All Food Pantry, 307 W. Mose Rager Blvd. Drakesboro, KY 42337
  • Henderson County Schools/Henderson Police Department, 735 N. Elm St., Henderson, KY (will fill a bus to deliver to Dawson Springs, can drop off 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
  • Oh Sew Sweet Boutique, 210 East Arch Street, Madisonville, Ky.
  • Green River Distilling Co., 10 Distillery Rd., Owensboro, KY, 42301 (accepting donations from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, Dec. 17)


***Advisory: Please avoid obstructing search and rescue efforts by calling/checking-in beforehand***



It is imperative to remember that price gouging is illegal during emergencies. If you find a retailer that is inflating prices, please report online for call 1.888.432.9257. Per the Kentucky Attorney General’s office, goods and services in this prohibition include consumer food items; goods or services used for emergency cleanup; emergency supplies; medical supplies; home heating oil; building materials; housing; transportation, freight, and storage services; and gasoline or other motor fuels.