Tornado: How & where to donate Skip to content

Tornado: How & where to donate

Information on donations to help with the tornado emergency in Kentucky

8 min read
Photo by Jo Szczepanska / Unsplash

Last updated Wednesday 12/15 at 12:00 PM



Got generators? Call Justin Carrico at 270-705-4199. Western KY

The following animal shelters are in critical need due to the tornadoes:

By City


  • KEDC, 904 Rose Rd, (606) 928-0205 (toys to be delivered on 12/20)


  • Miller Lumber Co, 201 Seminary Ave (Cleaning supplies, personal hygiene items, blankets, bottled water, tarps, etc.)

Bowling Green

  • SOKY fairground/lampkin park is in need of puppy pads, rugs and BLANKETS. drop directly to SOKY fairgrounds on Morgantown road.
  • Shake Rag Barbershop 301 State St. BGKY accepting donations sunday 2p to 4p, mon-fri regular operating hours
  • Next Level Church 1405 Veterans Memorial BGKY accepting donations Tues-Thurs 10a to 2p
  • BG Freedom Walkers mutual aid fund accepting donations of food, water, hygiene products, blankets etc. Call 270-779-5100 to make a donation. Send cash donations to: cashapp- $Rikanelson10 / venmo- @BGFREEDOM-WALKERS / checks can be written out to BG Freedom Walkers
  • State Farm Insurance- D.C. Clement 430 U.S. 31W Bypass Suite 108 BGKY accepting donations Mon-Fri 8:30a to 6p
  • Mount Zion Baptist Church 175 Graham Dr. BGKY  accepting donations
  • Eleventh St Baptist Church 1035 Kenton ST. BGKY accepting donations
  • State Street Baptist Church 340 State St. BGKY accepting donations
  • Jonesville Academy accepting donations
  • Kentuckians For The Commonwealth office 958 Collette Ave is accepting donations


  • Stepstone Family and Youth Services– 78 Caky Dr, Benton, KY (270) 527-8388
  • Marshall County Exceptional Center 198 Old Symsonia Rd, Benton, KY 270-252-6530
  • Marshall County Elks Lodge 97 Kashway Ln, Benton, KY 270-703-2706
  • Central Elementary School, 115 Jim Goheen Road Benton, KY 42025 (accepting donations on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Calvert City

  • Calvert City Civic Center, 991 5th Ave SE, Calvert City, KY 42029 (Drop off until 5 p.m. on Saturday Dec. 11 and Sunday Dec. 12)

Cave City

  • Cave City Community Center (Senior Center) 105 Duke St, Cave City, KY 42127

Central City

  • South Carrollton Community Center, 50 Clark St (Clothes, blankets, baby supplies, coats, batteries, cleaning supplies)

Clarksville, IN

  • Clarksville Town Hall, 2000 Broadway Street, Clarksville, IN, (accepting donation Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

Dawson Springs

  • Apex Cleaning
  • Swaggy P's-feeding First Responders in Dawson Springs; taking donations of bottled water, granola bars, baby wipes and diapers, formula, any toiletries would also be greatly appreciated; buns and chip donations also. Both locations are accepting donations (Hanson and Madisonville)
  • Redemption City Church, 104 Railroad Ave., Dawson Springs KY, 270-425-4310
  • Dawson Spring High School, 317 Eli St, Dawson Springs, KY 42408


  • Hope 2 All Food Pantry. 307 W. Mose Rager Blvd. Drakesboro, KY 42337
  • Helix Massage & Wellness. 110 W Everly Bros. Blvd. Central City, KY 42330



  • Akridge Farm Supply, 724 Fairview Ave, Eddyville, KY 42038, 270-388-2910 – Looking specifically for tarps and gas cans

Fancy Farm



  • David Curran and Lindsey Strange, Glasgow KY Donations 270-589-9325


  • Felix Martin Hall, 501 W. Everly Brothers Blvd


  • National Guard Armory, 735 North Elm Street – open 8 AM to 8 PM on Sat and Sun (food, blankets, plastics totes, rakes, shovels. Also accepting cash donations.


  • Donations will be collected at the batting cages at Jamestown City Park beginning Sar. donations can be dropped off between the hours of 2-6pm through Thursday



  • Planned Parenthood is collecting donations of menstrual products and diapers to be sent to Hickman (our organizer is on the ground there). 268 Southland Dr, Suite 120, Lexington, KY 40503
  • Kentucky Student Environmental Coalition, Lexington Food Not Bombs, and Lex ARA are taking donations at the Green Lantern Bar at 3rd and Jefferson to bring supplies to Bowling Green.
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities, 1300 Sports Center Dr, Lexington (collecting donations through Dec. 17)
  • Kentucky Education Development Corporation, 118 James Court Ste 60


  • Planned Parenthood is collecting donations of menstrual products and diapers to be sent to Hickman (our organizer is on the ground there). 842 S 7th Street, Louisville KY 40203;
  • LOUISVILLE DROP OFF LOCATION: 1011 Carlisle Ave 40215. Truck is heading to WKY tomorrow. Items needed: phone chargers, water, toilet paper, paper towels, plates, napkins, diapers, bottles, formula, wipes, canned goods, seasonally appropriate clothing, gloves, etc
  • Four pegs is working with Six Forks Burgers to bring supplies to Mayfield. Drop off at restaurants.
  • Northpointe Bank 6300 Duchmans Parkway, Louisville ky is taking donations to be delivered to Mayfield.
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities, 550 South First Street, Louisville, (collecting donations through Dec. 17)
  • Jefferson County Public Schools, VanHoose Education Center, 3332 Newburg Road, Louisville, KY 40218 (accepting donations from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m through Friday)
  • Veteran’s Club Inc., 9419 Seatonville rd. at Fern Creek Christian Church, Louisville, KY 40291


  • UPS, 925 Industrial Rd – truck parked out front
  • Hopkins County YMCA-food donations and hygiene items are being collected
  • Clark's True Value
  • County Clerk's Office
  • Operation Save Christmas. Please drop off toys wrapped with tag saying age and gender of gift (not large gifts, $5, $10, $15 gifts) or money ($1 is not too little) to WTTL at 265 South Main in Madisonville. For more information call 270-584-5951.
  • Hopkins County Collision will begin collecting items for tornado survivors Monday at 7 am. Items can be dropped at 1550 Beulah Road (Princeton Pike), Madisonville between 7a-4p, Monday through Friday
  • The Gift Horse-collecting supplies to be dispersed...drop off 12/11 until 2pm and any day next week. Toiletries, coats, blankets, and basic necessities appreciated
  • Hopkins County Extension Family and Consumer Sciences (75 Cornwall Drive, Madisonville)-accepting donations of water, bread items (poptarts, etc.), snacks, non-perishable food items, sandwich meat
  • Molly's Mutts-Taking donations for cat crates, pet taxis, large crates etc.; Offering assistance with dog food, crates etc.; delivering dog and cat food to some local drop off points in Madisonville
  • Lakeshore Country Club- accepting donations of water, food, etc.
  • Oh Sew Sweet Boutique, 210 East Arch Street, Madisonville, Ky.


  • Northside Baptist Church 611 W Lockridge St, Mayfield, KY
  • Fairview Baptist Church across from 701 West Water Street Mayfield KY. Any Supplies can help for this community. EVERYTHING ACCEPTED


  • Emergency Supply Drive Drop Off at Roebling Point Books at 601 Overton Street (blankets, bottled water, personal hygiene, and cleaning supplies)
  • Newport Fire Department - cleaning supplies, blankets, bottled water, personal hygiene items,


  • Green River Distilling Co., 10 Distillery Rd., Owensboro, KY, 42301 (accepting donations from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, Dec. 17)


  • The Johnson Bar. 133 S. 3rd St. Paducah, KY. 42001
  • Barrel & Bond. 100 Broadway St. Paducah, KY 42001
  • First Baptist Church 2890 Broadway St, Paducah, KY (270) 442-2728
  • Etcetera Coffee 320 N 6th St, Paducah, KY (270) 443-7760
  • Dry Ground Brewing Company 3121 Broadway St, Paducah, KY 42001
  • Paducah Beer Works 301 N 4th St, Paducah, KY 42001
  • McCracken County Cooperative Extension Service, 2025 New Holt rd., Paducah, KY 42001 (Accepting backpacks and toys through Dec. 20, will deliver to children of western KY for Christmas)
  • Lone Oak Baptist Church, 3601 Lone Oak Rd, Paducah, KY 42003
  • Community Kitchen, 1237 Martin Luther King Jr Drive, Paducah, KY
  • Hancock’s of Paducah, 3841 Hinkleville Road, Paducah, KY (accepting donations of clean quilts and blankets, Tuesday, Dec. 14 through Friday, Dec. 17, 9 a.m. to 5pm, and Saturday, Dec. 18, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

Russell Springs

  • Donations will be collected at City Hall in Russel Springs M-Thursday from 7am - 4pm. Seeking: bottle water, diapers, non-perishable food items, baby formula, new blankets, coats, hats


  • Walnut Grove Baptist Church 2941 Highland Lick Rd, Russellville, KY taking donations at 11am 12/11/21

Suggested donation list

  • Gas for generators
  • Flash lights
  • Head lamps
  • Batteries
  • Work/Utlity Gloves
  • Water
  • Gas Cans
  • Socks
  • Undergarments
  • Blankets
  • Coats
  • Warm Clothes
  • Shoes
  • Toiletry Items
  • baby formula
  • Food that doesnt have to be cooked
  • Money
  • Phone chargers
  • Battery packs
  • Pet food
  • Diapers and wipes
  • Tampons/Pads

Print Friendly and PDF

Forward Kentucky

The editorial board of Forward Kentucky. Articles under this author name have been written, edited, and approved by a number of the contributors on this site, as well as the publisher.

Twitter Facebook Website Louisville, KY