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Team Kentucky Tornado Resources

Kentuckians remain united and continue to support those impacted by the devastating quad-state tornado. As the search for survivors continues from this tragedy, Governor Andy Beshear and Team Kentucky have created the Team Western Kentucky Relief Fund to assist those affected by the damages and severe weather impact. The Kentucky Historical Society is a proud part of #TeamKentucky, and we offer our network of resources to help families heal from this tragic loss.  Please know our hearts are with you.


If you would like to help our families, please visit the links below for more information.

Relief Funds and Other Assistance

Team Western Kentucky Relief Fund

Western Kentucky Toy Drive

Volunteers needed for Kentucky State Parks and Emergency Lodging

Kentucky Blood Center

American Red Cross

Resources for Individuals

For those who lost (or found) family heirlooms and personal items, we understand even one small piece of our past can help bring us home.  We offer the following resources for the recovery and care of these items.

Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative

This site offers the above guidance, along with additional how-to resources in both English and Spanish languages. Read more here.

Heritage Emergency National Taskforce

Includes book, photograph, and document preservation techniques. Read more here.

Salvaging Water-Damaged Family Valuables and Treasures

Kentucky Historical Society

Kentucky Ancestors Facebook Group members have been posting lost family photos from the storm. 


Quad State Tornado Found Items

KHS Staff Contacts


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