After the December 2021 tornado, there were many volunteers that helped businesses, families, and individuals. Volunteers came from all around the nation and some were local to the areas that were affected. Now that time has passed and there have not been as many volunteers or organizations that have continuously been able to help these survivors, but these organizations and individuals have worked to help these survivors still to this day. They will continue to help these families and individuals until they no longer need their services. There was a recent event in Marshall County with case workers, attorneys, and other groups to help with resources and services that are needed.
One organization that was present at this event was Marshall County Long Term Recovery. They had caseworkers Brian Bowen and Renada York from their organization, as well as Renita Boone who works in case management through Catholic Charities of Owensboro. Some of these individuals have been working to help survivors for over a year now to help them find the proper resources and services needed. If emotional support is needed they will refer to Pastor Colleen Winkler, her therapy dog Chloe, and Father Greg Trawick. Both pastors were present at this event for free support. The Vice Chair of LTR of Marshall, Catherine Fuller and Administrative Assistant, Stacey Mills were also at this event. They both continue to work hard for the survivors as well as the employees and volunteers through their organization.
Catherine Fuller is also the managing attorney at Kentucky Legal Aid. This nonprofit organization was also there with 2 of their disaster relief fellows David Wrinkle and Blake Johnson. They are assisting with any legal issues that may occur with property issues, insurance, FEMA, and more.
St. Vincent De Paul of Owensboro also attended this recent event to get these families and individuals furniture and other basic home needs that may have been lost in the tornado. Caseworkers will refer to them if they are aware of needing anything that St. Vincent De Paul offers. The furniture and items are donated through the American Red Cross. Vicki Duncan, and her daughter Steph were both present at the event to get individuals set up to get these items.
If you or someone you know is a survivor of the tornado these resources are still available. Go to www.mcrecovery.net for more information and they can get you set up with the proper services.