Indiana Region of the American Red Cross deploys volunteers to Kentucky to assist with recovery efforts after a deadly tornado

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Region of the American Red Cross is deploying three volunteers to Mayfield, Ky. to assist with recovery efforts after deadly tornadoes went through the town Friday night.

Drone footage of the aftermath in Mayfield, KY.

The volunteers will assist with mental health services, feeding assistance, and deployment support. More volunteers may deploy from the Indiana Region in the coming days as Red Cross teams continue to identify needs across the affected regions. 

How to help:

  • Visit, call 800-RED-CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from these disasters. This includes providing food, shelter, relief supplies, emotional support and other assistance.
  • Eligible blood donors in parts of the country unaffected by the storm are encouraged to give blood to help ensure a sufficient blood supply. Through our national inventory system, the Red Cross can move blood around the country to wherever and whenever it is needed most.
  • Red Cross continues to search for disaster action team (DAT) volunteers. As a DAT volunteer, you’ll provide emotional support, financial assistance, and information to help families begin the process of recovery. Volunteers will be trained to respond to these emergencies. Those interested in volunteering can sign up at