As I spend this week trying to get last minute Christmas errands done before school gets out on Friday, my mind feels really distracted thinking about all of the devastation from this past weekend’s tornadoes and how different this week could’ve looked for my family. I grew up in Mayfield (one of the hardest hit towns in Kentucky) and my parents spent Friday night in their pantry while the tornado touched down just a few miles away. Their little town is gone and so many people have lost homes and businesses and family. I feel so sad for the loss but so very grateful that my parents were spared.
Many of you have asked how to help. There are so many groups doing wonderful things but here are a few ideas to consider.
Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund–The fund set up by the Kentucky governor’s team.
Convoy of Hope–This is the disaster response organization that my local church is partnering with to donate.
American Red Cross–Besides financial donations, there is a desperate need for blood donations right now. I don’t know why I don’t do this on a regular basis already, but I’m starting tomorrow. (You can make an appointment online.)
The Mayfield Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund–A GoFundMe account run by the Mayfield Community Foundation that goes directly to my hometown.
And with that, I’m signing off for the rest of December. I pray each of you have a joy-filled Christmas with your family and notice the moments of God’s grace that are all around us but that are often overlooked. Thank you for continuing to read and support my blog and for your kindness over these last 12 years. Merry Christmas.
Kimberly Frick says
Done and shared. God bless everyone affected.
Donna Good says
Merry Christmas and thank you for sharing ways we can support those in need.
Debby J says
Done. And my prayers to your family and all the residents of Kentucky at this sad time.