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How to help after deadly Bowling Green tornado

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Published: Dec. 12, 2021 at 9:59 AM CST
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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - WBKO News is compiling a list of ways the Bowling Green community can help following Saturday’s deadly tornado. This list is ongoing and will be continually updated.

Shelters/Victim resources: Kummer Little Recreation Center: Open noon to 6 p.m. for warming only (no food). Transportation will be provided to Jennings Creek Elementary at close.

Supplies for Warren County Public Schools will be available at Moss Middle School on Russellville Road, from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

CrossFit Old School Warming shelter: Located downtown for a warm place, food, water, showers, charge electronics, coffee, hygiene products, etc. 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

The American Red Cross Shelter in Bowling Green has moved from South Warren to Jennings Creek Elementary located at 2617 Russellville Road. Details: HERE

To report missing people, gas leaks, downed power lines or severe injuries, call 270-393-4116.

Donate items: WCPS is no longer in need of supplies. The need right now is monetary donations to help families get back on their feet! Monetary donations can be made to the WCPS Synergy Relief Fund at any Independence Bank branch beginning Monday.

Logan County High School will accept donations for the community from 10 am-2 pm Monday, December 13th. They will accept storage totes, socks & underwear (men/women sizes), gift cards for fast food, gas, Walmart, Lowes, etc.

Bowling Green Schools: Donations of specific items may be dropped off at Bowling Green Junior High from 9 am-4 pm Monday and Tuesday. Specific items include blankets, bottled water, batteries, plastic totes, diapers, and baby wipes. Monetary donations may go through the Stuff the Bus Foundation, which has worked with the district and Family Resource and Youth Services Centers since 2005. Online donations may be made to https://stuffthebusky.com/donate/.

The Boys and Girls Club of Bowling needs clothing including socks, underwear, body wash, soap, face wash, toothbrushes, lotion, baby wipes, diapers, feminine hygiene products, contact solution, hairbrushes, hair ties, wash clothes, towels, bottled water, snacks, batteries and zip lock bags. Donations can be dropped off from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at 260 Scott Way in Bowling Green.

Cumberland Trace Elementary School needs meals in a can. They are also needing baby items such as diapers and formula, blankets, wipes, bibs, bottles, pacifiers and baby food. They also need manual can openers. The donations can be dropped off at 830 Cumberland Trace Road in Bowling Green.

Moss Middle School is in need of diapers of all sizes. They can be dropped off at 2565 Russellville Road in Bowling Green.

Jody Richards Elementary is in need of manual can openers. They can be donated at 2100 Elrod Road in Bowling Green.

On Saturday, Toys for Tots will be serving nearly 500 families from the North Pole located at 1040 Old Barren River Road. Donations can be dropped off that morning, and then from 1 to 3 p.m., they will open the doors to the North Pole and allow families to gather toys as part of a community relief.

Monetary donations: Please click this link https://bit.ly/3ETOcrt to donate to Warren County Public Schools Disaster Relief Fund. You can also search Warren County Public Schools on the GoFundMe website. Additionally, you can also go to any Independence Bank branch to donate to WCPS Synergy Relief Fund.

United Way says it will pledge 100% of donations it receives through the disaster recovery fund to help support communities affected by the Dec. 11 tornadoes. You can donate by visiting uwky.org/tornado.

Go Fund Me accounts: Flowers Around the Corner is accepting donations to help rebuild their business. Owner, Tyler Janes, is now forced to rebuild and needs help keeping his staff employed, as well. Donations can be made here.

Donations for Thai Express, which was completely destroyed in the storm, can be made here. Donations will also go toward assisting employees.

World Champion Karate Academy donations are being accepted to help cover damages. Donations can be made here.

Local eatery Que Buenos was destroyed during the tornado and has served the Bowling Green Community for nearly six years. Donations can be made here to help rebuild and fund those that are now jobless.

Peach Tree Tattoo Shop owner Aaron Cherry has created a donation page to cover rebuilding costs.

Musser Motorsports was heavily damaged in the storm. A donation page has been made to help rebuild and keep the team up and running.

Local business, WK Liquor, was destroyed in the storm. A donation page was created to help with rebuilding costs.

Volunteer: The city has opened a center in order to coordinate volunteer efforts. The volunteer center will be live at 12:30 p.m. Monday at the old Bowling Green Mall located at 2445 Nashville Road. Officials ask individuals to meet at the main entrance just inside the doors and they prefer that volunteers bring their own tools.

Bowling Green Fire Department is now accepting volunteers via an online application. Those that want to volunteer are asked to sign up on the website. Local volunteers can report to the WKU Center for Research and Development at 2445 Nashville Road in Bowling Green.

Crossland Community Church is looking for volunteers. Those wanting to volunteer with the church can fill out a disaster relief form online.

Donate Blood: TriStar Greenview Medical Center is treating multiple patients with storm-related injuries from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. http://bloodassurance.org/greenview1212 to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins welcome.

Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund: Governor Beshear has established the Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund to assist those impacted by the tornados. All donations to the Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund are tax-deductible and donors will receive a receipt for tax purposes after donating.

Kentucky Red Cross: The nonprofit organization is taking donations for Mayfield’s recovery. The Red Cross and their partners are working around the clock to help those in need and make sure everyone has a safe place to stay, food to eat, critical relief supplies, emotional support and comfort. *You must select “SCKY” Southcentral Kentucky for donations to go home locally.

Kentucky Branded: Lexington clothing shop recently released a new shirt for sale on their website that will have 100% of the net proceeds being donated to affected communities in Western Kentucky.

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