MAYFIELD, KENTUCKY - DECEMBER 11: Residents begin the process of salvaging their belongings after a tornado ripped through the area the previous evening on December 11, 2021 in Mayfield, Kentucky. Multiple tornadoes touched down in several Midwest states late evening December 11 causing widespread destruction and leaving an estimated 70-plus people dead. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

The tornado outbreaks across Kentucky, Arkansas, Illinois, Missouri, Mississippi and Tennessee have left massive amounts of destruction and loss of life and leaving a need for replenishment of the tornado relief funds.

You can help right now through contributions to the Red Cross, who are helping coordinate relief efforts in the areas most impacted, like those in Mayfield, Kentucky.

To help:

  • Text REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief.
  • To donate by phone via credit card or to ask questions about donating money to the Red Cross, please call 1-800-HELP NOW (1-800-435-7669)

Tornado Destruction Across the Midwest

Brandon Plotnick is a former sports journalist, now living in the digital space with interests all over the musical and pop culture map.