WPTV, American Red Cross raise more then $31K for victims of devastating tornadoes

Relief telethon from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday
water pipe spews in rubble of homes damaged by tornadoes in Mayfield, Kentucky
Posted at 8:25 PM, Dec 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-16 09:35:24-05

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — WPTV teamed with the American Red Cross to provide help to the victims of the devastating tornadoes.

Tornadoes killed dozens of people across eight states last Friday. The fierce storms tore from Arkansas to Illinois and also through much of Kentucky and parts of Tennessee and other states.

We hosted the heartland tornado relief telethon Wednesday to raise money for those effected.

Together our community raised $31,948 that will help their community rebuild and recover.

There are several other ways to help:

Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund: Kentucky's governor established the relief fund to help on-the-ground efforts and provide relief to families that are going to need to rebuild.

Western KY Red Cross Disaster Relief Fundraiser: Facebook has offered to pay all processing fees so 100% of donations go directly to the nonprofit.

United Way of Kentucky: A disaster recovery fund has been set up to support Kentucky communities in need of assistance. The organization says 100% of funds received will go directly to the recovery efforts in affected communities.