KY DISASTER RELIEF

Last updated 12-20-21; 3:00PM

Community Ventures extends its deepest sympathies and concerns to those affected by the devastating tornadoes that ripped through the state on Friday, Dec. 10th into the early morning on Saturday. Our thoughts and prayers remain with all the individuals, families and communities impacted by this tragedy. In the coming days and weeks, we will be working with our community partners and state and federal agencies to determine how we can best support the relief effort. We will use all the resources at our disposal to support those who have lost homes and those who have lost businesses in the affected areas.

Below are a list of resources and ways you can support the ongoing relief effort:


Christmas at Mustard Seed Hill To Donate ALL Ticket Proceeds To Relief Efforts

In the wake of the devastating tornado and storm damage across Kentucky, Mustard Seed Hill will contribute all proceeds from ticket sales for the 2021 Christmas at Mustard Seed Hill season to support those communities affected. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.mustardseedhill.events.


Donate to Community Ventures Relief Efforts

Community Ventures will direct additional resources to these communities to help our neighbors rebuild homes and businesses as soon as possible. Those who wish to make an additional financial contribution to Community Ventures may do so by visiting this donation page.


Disaster Assistance Available Now for Kentuckians Impacted By Weekend Storms

Kentuckians who were impacted by the weekend storms and tornado can apply for federal disaster relief. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) created a page with resources relating to the disaster and a portal for Kentuckians to apply for relief.

Residents should get on the FEMA list NOW. They can receive funding in as little as five days, and the average payment is $4,800, though they could qualify for up to $30,000.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is implementing protections for homeowners, including 90-day foreclosure relief for qualifying counties and providing insurance for mortgages and home rehabilitation.

Donate to Team Western KY Relief Fund

Governor Beshear has established the Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund to assist those impacted by the tornadoes. All donations to the Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund are tax-deductible and donors will receive a receipt for tax purposes after donating. If you wish to donate to the Relief Fund, visit HERE.


Volunteer & Non-Financial Donation Opportunities

If you, your organization, or community seeks to donate time, equipment, or supplies please submit your information HERE.


Give Blood

You or those within your network or communities may use the following links to donate blood. 1) Kentucky Red Cross 2) Kentucky Blood Center


Additional Resources

Visit KHC’s Resources for Kentuckians in Need page to learn more.


FOR BUSINESSES / CHAMBERS IMPACTED:

If you know of businesses impacted by the storms, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Community Resilience and Disaster Response program is available to help businesses prepare and recover from a disaster.

· Disaster Help Desk for Business: Businesses and chambers can call 1-888-My-Biz-Help (888-692-4943) for direct support from disaster recovery experts.

· Resilience in a Box: A resource guide based on best practices designed to help educate business leaders on disaster preparedness and business resilience.

· Disaster Recovery Quick Guides: Made possible by Shell, has tailored tips for small businesses and chambers looking to prepare and recover.


Please continue to pray for those affected by the storms, and stay tuned for additional details for assistance as they become available.