How to Give:
Donate to the Red Cross HERE.
Donate to the Salvation Army of Bowling Green HERE.
Donate to Caldwell County Chamber (Princeton, KY) HERE.
Learn more about the Toy Drive hosted by First Lady Beshear HERE.
Our thoughts are with everyone whose lives were impacted by the horrific tornadoes that touched down this past weekend across multiple states in the center of the country. People are struggling to pick up the pieces. Many have lost loved ones and their homes during this holiday season — lives have been changed forever.
With members from all across the state, many of us have friends and family who have been personally impacted by the damage caused from the tornadoes. Caldwell County is the home of Princeton, Kentucky, one of the most impacted areas and the hometown of one of our members.
Monetary Donations can be made directly to Caldwell County here.
Christ Tabernacle is the local food pantry in Princeton currently receiving donations of non-perishable items, they can be reached at 270-365-1744.
For large food donations to Dawson Springs, a neighboring community also severely impacted, reach out to the Hopkins County Extension Office at 270-821-3650.
We are also continuing our efforts to assist the Salvation Army of Bowling Green in collecting donations and fulfilling their Salvation Army Angel Tree Registry through Walmart’s Registry for Good.
UPDATE: All wishes from the Salvation Army of Bowling Green have been FULFILLED! The Salvation Army of Bowling Green will have ongoing needs as the recovery efforts continue in the Bowling Green Community. You can still donate directly at their website, and we will update you with links for any new lists or registries provided. THANK YOU!
The American Red Cross has large relief efforts underway in four states — Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri and Arkansas — to help those hit hardest by the storms. With more volunteers moving into the impacted communities, they are working around the clock with their partners to make sure everyone has a safe place to stay, meals, emotional support and comfort in the face of one of the most devastating tornado outbreaks in years.
Kentucky was the hardest hit of the 4 states, and the Red Cross estimates this operation in our Commonwealth alone will cost over $5,000,000 for rescue and recovery.
Donate HERE to join the Junior Leagues of Lexington, Louisville, and Owensboro in our partnership with the Red Cross to raise funds to help those in need.
We are in close contact with the regional Red Cross office serving the Commonwealth, and have received the following updates as of Tuesday afternoon:
- Sunday night, there were at least 12 emergency shelters open in Kentucky, Tennessee and Arkansas providing safe refuge to nearly 300 people — mostly in Kentucky.
- More than 100 trained Red Cross disaster workers are on the ground right now in Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas and Missouri — and more than 200 are traveling to the most impacted areas, which are in Kentucky.
- Trained Red Crossers are helping people cope during this heart-wrenching time and replacing prescription medications, eyeglasses or critical medical equipment, like canes and wheelchairs, which were destroyed by the tornadoes.
- Red Cross volunteers are also focused on helping to assess the damage in affected communities as areas become accessible. This work will help us to better understand how many families were impacted and what types of help they may need in the coming days and weeks.
- Anyone in the affected areas that needs a safe place to stay should visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767) or download the free Red Cross Emergency app for shelter locations.
- The Red Cross is not accepting donations of food, household items or clothing — as they cannot be distributed by our teams. Right now, financial donations are the quickest and best way to get help to those who need it most, which give people the flexibility to purchase what they need. https://rdcrss.org/jrleaguesofky.