United Way pledges 100% of disaster recovery fund donations will support communities impacted by December 11th tornados

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – In the wake of the December 11th tornados that ripped through the western part of our Commonwealth, Kentucky’s United Way network is working with emergency management, disaster partners, and local communities to support services for families impacted by this devastating event.  Families needing support can call 211, Kentucky’s United Way helpline, 24/7, 365 days a year. 

At this time, monetary donations are needed to support immediate relief and long-term recovery. In response, United Way of Kentucky has set up a Disaster Recovery Fund to support Kentucky communities in need.  By using the link, you ensure that 100% of the funds received by UWKY will go directly to the recovery efforts in those communities. Please consider rounding up your gift to cover the cost of credit card processing fees when donating. 

Drone footage of the damages in Mayfield, KY.

Many communities have never faced a crisis of this magnitude, and we know it will take years to recover.  The Kentucky United Way System stands ready to support, and we invite our neighbors across the Commonwealth to join us in standing united with Kentucky families in need. 

Now more than ever, please give generously!  Gifts can be made by visiting uwky.org/tornado.

For questions about the disaster fund or to schedule an interview, please contact Roberta Steutermann at Roberta.steutermann@uwky.org, or 502-379-1521.