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December TornadoesTrent Scott

December TornadoesTrent Scott

How you can help

On the evening on Friday, Dec. 10, a series of violent tornadoes ripped across West and Middle Tennessee. Hundreds of homes were damaged or destroyed, and three Tennesseans lost their lives.

Danny Jowers, emergency management director for Obion County

In the wake of the storm, many are looking for opportunities to assist.

“The outpouring has been phenomenal,” said Danny Jowers, emergency management director for Obion County as he worked in the Samburg resource center that was established in the days following the storm. “We have plenty of supplies, but if someone wants to make a monetary donation, find a way to do that. People are going to need funds to get their lives back — for housing, for rent or other things they’ll need.”

At press time, several organizations were working in the affected areas. This list is subject to change, so visit tnmagazine.org for an updated list of needs and opportunities to assist.

 

Samburg suffered heavy damage from the December tornadoes. Crews from Gibson Electric Membership Corporation and assisting co-ops work to restore power.

Ways to help Tennesseans impacted by the December tornadoes

Obion County Tornado Relief Fund
Security Bank and Trust Company
securitybanktn.com • 731-642-6644

Samburg Relief Fund
Security Bank and Trust Company
securitybanktn.com • 731-642-6644

Lake Road Relief Fund
Simmons Bank
simmonsbank.com

Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
cfmt.org/tornado2021 888-540-5200

American Red Cross
redcross.org • 1-800-RED CROSS

Southern Baptist Churches Disaster Relief
tnbaptist.org • 615-373-2255

United Methodist Committee on Relief
umcmission.org • 800-862-4246

Churches of Christ Disaster Relief
churchesofchristdrt.org 937-308-7593

Samaritan’s Purse
samaritanspurse.org • 828-262-1980

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