Western Kentucky
Tornado Relief
Thank you for praying for our neighbors in western Kentucky that have dealt with devastation and loss. We have been in contact with state officials, local agencies, and churches in the towns affected. As a church, here is how we are responding to support and bless our fellow Kentuckians:
Prayer is one of the first and most powerful ways we can serve those who have been affected by the tornadoes in western Kentucky. Here are some specific ways we can pray:
  • That God would comfort the families and friends who lost loved ones, and that He would give hope to those who lost homes and stability.
  • That the townspeople and first responders would have the emotional support needed to process the trauma, shock, and loss that comes with a tornado.
  • That relief workers of every kind would bring unique skills, helpful resources, and genuine empathy to serve the needs of the community over time.
  • That the Church would rise up as the hands and feet of Jesus—pastoring people through crisis, offering people hope, loving people generously, serving people selflessly, and leading community restoration in impactful ways.
Southland is making monetary donations to two funds supporting relief to the Bowling Green region and the Mayfield region. If you would like to financially support those impacted in these regions, you can make a donation to:
  • The Mayfield/Graves County Tornado Relief Fund managed by the Independence Bank will go directly to those most impacted in Mayfield and surrounding areas. Donations are being received by check only. Checks should be mailed to:
    • Mayfield/Graves County Tornado Relief
      Independence Bank
      PO Box 9
      Fancy Farm, KY 42039
  • International Disaster Emergency Services (IDES) is a Christ-centered organization based in Noblesville, IN. They are on the ground in Bowling Green and the surrounding region. Their team is active in the search and recovery efforts and will help direct volunteer efforts in the weeks to come. The link to donate is HERE.
We have been asked to hold off on sending volunteers at this time. If you would like to volunteer, you can sign up, and we will contact you directly as needs for volunteering with our partners emerge. Click this link to sign up.
At this time, we are NOT collecting supplies to send to western KY. The leaders we talked to have requested we do not send items at this time. When the time comes for our partners to receive needed items, we will communicate the needs and the plan for collection. Thank you in advance for your generosity!

We will update this as more opportunities to support come about.
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