CLARKSVILLE, IN (December 22, 2021) – Dozens of lives were lost earlier this month when a series of storms and tornadoes ravaged a large portion of Western Kentucky. Home and businesses were destroyed, and many were left with nothing but the clothes on their backs. Like many communities across the country, residents of the Town of Clarksville and surrounding areas stepped up to lend a helping hand.
Donations of clothing, personal hygiene supplies, and other items were collected at the Clarksville Fire Department headquarters off of Sam Gwin Drive. By the end of the collection, the supplies were enough to fill half of a semi trailer. The supplies were loaded up and transported to New Albany by Clarksville Firefighters, where they were loaded into a semi and transported to Western Kentucky.
Although the supplies were much needed, money was considered an even more important resource to aid in the storm recovery. The Town of Clarksville began accepting cash and check donations for the American Red Cross at Town Hall, and online donations through a new GoFundMe web page. $13,010 in cash and checks were collected at Town Hall, while $10,301 were collected online. In total, the local community donated $23,311 to the American Red Cross in support of Tornado Relief.
“The outpouring of support from our residents and first responders was incredibly moving,” said Clarksville Town Council President Ryan Ramsey. “The communities effected by the storm remain in all of our thoughts and prayers.”
The Town of Clarksville would like to thank all those who donated money or supplies for your amazing generosity. As of today, donations are no longer being accepted at Town Hall or at the Clarksville Fire Department. Any further donations may be dropped off at the Salvation Army donation facility, located at 528 Little League Blvd, Clarksville, IN.