TBM begins to deploy to Kentucky following tornado outbreak

by Texas Baptists Communications on December 14, 2021 in News

Today, the first TBM Disaster Relief unit, a mobile freezer full of food, will head to Murray, Kentucky, to serve after the tornado. Volunteers will cook the food, and the freezer will be used by other states to store food that they will prepare.

TBM also has all of their chainsaw teams on standby to respond as needed following the devastating storms that hit Kentucky and other southern states. In addition, TBM feeding, chaplain, incident management, asset protection and shower/laundry units remain on alert to minister.

TBM’s nationwide network of partners is finalizing locations to serve as hubs for serving in Kentucky and as many as three TBM chainsaw teams may be serving there as early as this week.

So far, it has been confirmed that the storm produced at least 50 tornadoes, leaving hundreds of thousands without electricity, destroying thousands of homes and businesses and taking the lives of at least 87 people across multiple states. It was the deadliest U.S. tornado outbreak in a decade, and with one tornado going for over 200 miles. Kentucky was the hardest hit state.

Since 1967, TBM has delivered help, hope, and healing after disasters. With an army of thousands of volunteers, TBM Disaster Relief units have provided millions or meals, removed countless fallen trees and given hope to millions.

TBM Disaster Relief efforts are made possible by people like you. 100 percent of gifts made to disaster relief support TBM Disaster Relief ministries. To donate online, visit TBMTX.org/donate.

Photo courtesy of North Carolina Baptist Disaster Relief.

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