Local and Short-term projects

Madisonville, KY – October 2-22, 2022

On December 10-11, 2021, a devastating outbreak of 61 confirmed tornados swept through eight states with Kentucky, Illinois, and Missouri being the most impacted. Two extraordinary storms traveled over 100 miles each, producing tornados along the way, making it the largest outbreak of tornados in December on record and, with 90 confirmed deaths, the deadliest. The resulting destruction leveled whole towns, but also caused much damage along the 250-mile paths of the storms.

From 24 counties in Kentucky alone, over 15,000 applications were completed for requests for assistance from FEMA. Estimates are that around 75 percent of the town of Dawson Springs was leveled, which was home to around 2,500 people. There were 13 deaths in Dawson Springs and 12 in the nearby town of Bremen, ranging in age from five months to 75 years.

BDM is partnering with Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders and their local partners to serve families in Bremen and Dawson Springs that were affected by this devastating storm event.

Download a flyer with more information on the Kentucky project.

Kim Gingerich at kgingerich@brethren.org or 410.635.8730.
Please RSVP by August 21st. Space is limited to 15 volunteers each week.

Please reach out to your District Disaster Coordinator to inquire about any other local responses in your area.