Historic rainfall and violent storms across the Midwest have caused dangerous flash flooding and severe damage to many communities each year. As the summer months continue, we expect more storms, heavy rain, lightning fires, and floods that will bring destruction to more communities.
This fund is a centralized place to support people and communities that are directly affected by this year’s summer storms. Below is a list of affected areas to date. We will continue to monitor storm destruction and update the list with areas this fund will benefit.
St. Louis, MO - Heavy rains and thunderstorms flooded roadways, houses, and buildings on Jul 26, 2022. So far, over 400 people have been rescued and 2 killed from flash flooding. On July 28, St. Louis County Executive Dr. Sam Page declared a state of emergency.
Kentucky - Eastern Kentucky is experiencing serious flooding. So far, 8 people have been killed and several counties are underwater. Rescue efforts are underway to save people stranded on rooftops.
Donations to this fund will be distributed to verified individual GoFundMe fundraisers created by and for people impacted, and to vetted nonprofit organizations on the ground providing short and long-term relief.
Updates will be posted to this fund and emailed to donors as grants are sent. Thank you for helping those who now face unexpected challenges and uncertainty.
If you have or know a fundraiser that may qualify for a grant, please submit it here for review.
GoFundMe.org is a 501(c)(3) public charity (EIN 81-2279757). Its mission is to provide fast and effective relief to victims of disaster, and to fund education and other charitable initiatives. In its first 5 years of operation, GoFundMe.org raised over $140 million, for distribution to vetted nonprofit organizations serving the same mission, and to verified individuals who are part of the charitable class. GoFundMe.org eliminates the paradox of choice for donors by providing one centralized place to give, knowing that those dollars are efficiently dispersed to the right organizations and people. Donations to this fund are tax-deductible to the extent permissible by law.