Salvation Army of Kentucky and Tennessee Responding to Devastating December Tornadoes

December 11, 2021
Ayron Corbitt | | (502) 612-8630

Salvation Army of Kentucky and Tennessee Responding to Devastating December Tornadoes

Louisville, KY – “Others” has been the rallying cry and focal point for The Salvation Army since its inception more than 156 years ago, providing emergency disaster services for neighbors in need.  Trained personnel from across the state of Kentucky and Tennessee are assessing the damage and working closely with state and local authorities to meet human needs during this difficult and devastating weather event.  

Specialized equipment has already been sent from Nashville, TN to Bowling Green, KY, including mobile canteens, to start meal service today.  Meals and drinks are being supplied to first responders and community members in Dawson Springs, KY.  The Salvation Army team in Owensboro, KY is serving meals in Ohio County for first responders and displaced residents from the storm. The organization is currently working with local authorities in Mayfield, KY, the hardest hit community, to determine the best response from The Salvation Army once search and rescue is complete and safe entry is determined.

“The Salvation Army has a long history of serving in disasters, from localized tornadoes or flooding to long-term responses after 9/11 and Katrina.  We have always been where the need is, and there is needs today and in the coming days from these storms,” said Major Art Penhale, Divisional Commander for the Kentucky and Tennessee Division.

Working closely with local, county, state, and federal officials, The Salvation Army personnel ensure resources and services are focused where needed most.  Pulling from a network of strategically placed equipment and a host of trained responders, The Salvation Army can respond effectively and efficiently in times of disaster.   

You can help now by donating online at or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY and designating “KY Tornado Relief” with your gift.  Monetary donations will ensure The Salvation Army can meet the most immediate needs of those impacted.  The Salvation Army uses 100% of all disaster donations to support disaster relief.

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