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.
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
Resources for Historical Organizations and Institutions
Funding Guide and Funds
· National Resource Guide for Disaster Preparedness, Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts
· Society of American Archivists: Documenting in Times of Crisis: A Resource Kit