5 ways Louisvillians can help Western KY storm victims

Between Friday night + Saturday morning, severe storms devastated Western Kentucky. Multiple tornadoes were reported — with the most destructive touching ground for a stretch of ~220 miles

19 counties in the western part of our state felt the effects of this weekend’s storms. The damage was so extensive that Gov. Andy Beshear declared a state of emergency. While many of the people injured in the storm were transferred to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the University of Louisville Hospital + Norton Children’s Hospital lent a hand in treating multiple patients in the aftermath of the storms as well.   

In that spirit, we wanted to let you know how you can help too. We’re listing off five different ways you can donate + help out your fellow Kentuckians affected by this weekend’s storms. 

The LEE Initiative 

This Louisville-based hospitality nonprofit looks to raise $15,000 for its Western KY Disaster Relief Fund to bring meals and water to those affected by the storms. Funds will additionally go support the Giving Kitchen, which provides relief income for impacted restaurant industry workers. 


This Atlanta-based nonprofit will distribute food, water + cash vouchers to affected families with the help of Louisville’s Change Today, Change Tomorrow. Donate to the relief fund here

Queer Kentucky

This local LGBTQ+ publication + DEI consulting nonprofit organization looks to raise $5,000 in mutual aid for members of the LGBTQ+ community impacted by the storms. 

Goodwood Brewing and Spirits

With locations across Kentucky, this restaurant + taproom will dedicate $1 of every pint sold to the Warren County Red Cross and Warren County Humane Society. Grab your pint locally at 636 E. Main St. 

Team Kentucky

Gov. Andy Beshear established the Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund to assist Kentuckians impacted by the severe storms. All donations are tax-deductible + donors will receive a receipt for tax purposes after donating.