January 4, 2024: TN Tornado Response
To end the year, the Team served in middle Tennessee where 7 tornadoes touched down, one which stayed on the ground for more than an hour. These tornadoes resulted in 84 injuries and 7 fatalities. We were able to partner with the Tennessee Rangers, clearing trees and debris from home sites and helping to clear roads.
August 31, 2023: Hurricane Idalia, Perry Florida
The Team arrived in Florida’s Big Bend hours after Hurricane Idalia slammed into one of the most rural and economically challenged areas of the state. A hurricane of this size has not hit this area since the 1800’s which also means some of the trees are huge from years of growth. Roads are blocked everywhere and families need help with clearing trees from their homesites.
April 2, 2023: Tennessee / Arkansas Tornado Outbreak
A widespread and deadly tornado outbreak, described as historic, occurred from March 31 – April 1, 2023. In total there were 226 tornado warnings issued. At certain points of the outbreak, over 20 simultaneous tornado warnings were active. The Team is focusing their efforts on serving in Tennessee and Arkansas. Along the way we are finding some of the most hard working and kindest communities. Each day progress is made, bringing everyone closer to restoring what was lost.
February 23, 2023: Alabama Tornados
When 28 different tornadoes touched down in Alabama the team responded to multiple communities including Selma. Alabama is full of hard working communities that truly care about their neighbors in need and it was an honor to join their efforts to clear debris and find personal belongings in the rubble. Some hard work and love goes a long way in helping families get back on their feet.
September 28, 2022: HURRICANE IAN
The damage left in the wake of Hurricane Ian is some of the worst we have ever seen. The people we’ve met here love this country and their neighbors. Even though there is so much cleanup and rebuilding to be done, there is a sense of optimism and strength as Americans from near and far join together to help their fellow man. Thank you for considering making a donation during this hurricane season.
July 28, 2022: KENTUCKY FLOODS
When the flood waters came through, in just a matter of minutes, so many Kentuckians lost all their possessions and in some cases pets and loved ones. As we work to help find meaningful personal possessions and clear debris from homes, we are so moved by those who survived the flood waters. Their sense of family and community is the driving force that is giving them strength for their journey ahead. Spending time here in the mountains of Kentucky is a reminder that even though we are living through complicated times worldwide, family and community is what’s most important and will help us get through life’s challenges. Please keep in your thoughts and prayers our neighbors here in KY as the work continues.
March 22, 2022: Arabi Louisiana Tornado
The peak months for tornadoes are typically April to June and several destructive storm systems have already caused damage across parts of the southern U.S. This spring, we focussed our efforts on helping families find mementos and clear their homesites in Arabi Louisiana where an EF-3 tornado destroyed hundreds of homes along a 11.5 miles path.
December 10, 2021: Kentucky Tornado Outbreak
During the late evening of Friday, December 10, 2021, 57 people lost their lives from one of the deadliest long tracked tornado outbreaks in history when a violent, long-tracked tornado moved across Western Kentucky for an astonishing 165.6 miles. We worked to help farmers clear massive amounts of debris from their fields and clean up their homesteads. Storms that take place during the holidays are always difficult and we are so grateful that we could help Kentuckians through these very difficult times.