As a bit of a departure from our series on helping charities at home – we wanted to let you know all the ways the blogging community is reaching out to help the people devastated by the tornadoes in Kentucky.
From the Huffington Post:
“The spate of storms was the second in little more than 48 hours, after an earlier round killed 13 people in the Midwest and South. They were the latest in a string of severe-weather episodes that have ravaged the heartland in the past year.
Friday’s violent storms touched down in at least a dozen states, killing 19 people in Kentucky, 14 in Indiana, three in Ohio, and one each in Alabama and Georgia.
The National Weather Service said the four twisters to hit Kentucky were the worst in the region in 24 years. In Indiana, an EF-4 tornado — the second-highest on the Fujita scale that measures tornadic force — packing 175 mph winds hit the town of Henryville, and stayed on the ground for more than 50 miles. Three tornadoes in Kentucky had wind speeds up to 160 mph.”
For more details – here’s a good story that covers the happenings.
Rural Mom – deep in the middle of the disaster – has information on her blog about relief efforts and how you can help.
There’s a Facebook group that’s coordinating efforts! – visit the documents section for lots of information on what/how to help.