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Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Resources

West KY Tornado Resources

Updated: 1/3/22 at 10:20 a.m.

Please email hailey@mymurray.com to make any changes and/or updates to this list of resources.

Mayfield-Graves County Tornado Relief Efforts

The Mayfield-Graves County community has created their own disaster response website. Please visit the site below for specific relief efforts for Mayfield-Graves County and for information on how to sign up to volunteer as a individual or as a group.

Business Support

  • The Small Business Administration (SBA) has low-interest disaster loans up to $2 million available to businesses and residents impacted by the storms. Click here for more details, counties impacted and how to apply.
  • The SBA opened a Business Recovery Center (BRC) at the Joe Creason Community Center in Benton to provide oNe-on-one assistance in submitting a disaster loan application. The Center is open Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Learn more here.
  • If you lost your job or business because of the December 10th tornados - the deadline to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance is January 18th. You can file a claim for traditional unemployment anytime. But to receive DUA, you must file by January 18th.
  • The U.S. Chamber is available to provide support for businesses for disaster recovery efforts. Businesses can call 1-888-My-Biz-Help (888-692-4943).
  • The Kentucky Career Center homepage has additional details for individuals who became unemployed or those who are self-employed and had work interrupted as a direct result of the severe storms and tornadoes.

Eyecare Assistance for Tornado Victims

Jarvis Vision Center is offering replacement eyeglasses and contact lenses to anyone in need. We strive to always be here for our community and are standing by to help in any way possible during this difficult time.Email us at info@jarvisvision.com or call (270) 512-9856 for more information.

Monetary Contributions

Supply Donations

WPSD Local 6 has a thorough list of resources, needs, etc. Find that list here.

In Mayfield:

Fairgrounds 9am - 4pm
  • Delivery address: 400 Opportunity Way, Mayfield KY 42066. This building is next door to Hoskins BBQ.
We are not accepting any type of used clothing.
  • Gift Cards (Mail to the Graves County Health Department, 416 Central Ave., Mayfield KY 42066)

In Marshall County:

Small Vehicle Donations: 304 East 4th Street, Benton, Ky 42025.

Large Vehicle Donations: 1003 Poplar Street, Benton, Ky 42025

  • Marshall County - God's Promises | 1300 Main Street | 270-527-9696

Housing Assistance

  • Kenlake Lodge - Now taking reservations at no charge for anyone that has been displaced from their home due to the tornado. For those needing to make a reservation you can call Kenlake State Resort Park at 270-474-2211.
  • Wesley Living of Murray - one housing unit available, 1BD facility, partly furnished, 62 years of age or older, income must be less that $21,100 annually. Contact (270) 753-7735 for additional information.
  • Sportsman's Lodge (between Benton and Aurora) is open for accommodating those who have been displaced, as well as opening up their marina area to serve Hunt's Brothers pizza.  The contact is Natalie, and the number is 270-994-2083.
  • Kentucky Dam Village - 270-362-4271
  • Kenlake State Resort Park - 270-474-2211
  • Paducah Lodging for West Kentucky Tornado Relief

Emergency Housing for Displaced Pets

  • Ceglinski Animal Clinic - 270-554-0171

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Eight Days of Hope
  • Mayfield-Graves County Fairgrounds needs hands-on volunteers. Please call the hotline at (270) 727-5114
  • Volunteers are needed at Kentucky State Parks from Christmas Day through the following week. Those who can help should contact Andy Kasitz, assistant director of resort parks for Kentucky State Parks, at 502-418-3581 or by email at andy.kasitz@ky.gov.
    Because all accommodations are needed for those displaced by the tornadoes and for first responders, volunteers will need to make their own arrangements for housing.

Blood Donations

Murray-Calloway County Hospital outpatient lab, next to Medical Arts Pharmacy will be able to accept blood donations, starting today 12/13/21 from 7 AM- 4:30 PM

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