TBM Disaster Relief is meeting needs after a series of tornadoes struck six states Dec. 10, leaving a trail of devastation for more than 200 miles and killing more than 80 people.


A TBM mobile freezer is on its way to meet a critical food storage need in Murray, Ky. that will empower partner teams to prepare meals for those who have been impacted by the storms. Additional TBM teams are preparing to leave as well, including a box unit that distributes free boxes and helps people sort through debris in an attempt to recover family memorabilia and heirlooms.


All TBM chainsaw teams are on standby, with as many as three preparing to leave as early as this week. TBM feeding, chaplain, asset protection, assessor and incident management teams are on alert to serve.


“This is one of the longest tornadoes in the history of this country,” said TBM Executive Director/CEO Mickey Lenamon. “The needs are immense, and TBM volunteers are striving to meet them as quickly as possible.”


Lenamon encouraged people to take a three-pronged approach to helping people in Kentucky, Missouri and beyond after the tornadoes: Pray, go and give.


Pray for:

  • For people to sense God's comforting presence during these difficult days.
  • For people to have the strength to carry on in the midst of incredible circumstances.
  • For those who are responding. May TBM teams shine the hope of Christ brightly after the storm.

If you have current TBM Disaster Relief credentials and are chainsaw trained, prepare to go. Additional TBM teams will serve.


If you can’t go, give. TBM Disaster Relief is made possible by donations from people like you. All donations to TBM Disaster Relief support disaster relief ministries. To give, visit tbmtx.org/donate.


“We say it all the time: Together we serve,” Lenamon said. “No matter where you are or what skills you may or may not have, each of us can help someone after a disaster. Together, we deliver help, hope and healing after these tornadoes.”

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