Picture of damage after a tornado in Southern US
Updated March 29, 2023

Support relief and recovery for Southeast US tornado victims

On the evening of March 24, an EF-4 tornado touched down in the town of Rolling Fork, Mississippi and continued a path of destruction for over an hour through surrounding areas. As of March 27, there have been 26 confirmed deaths from the tornado and dozens of injuries. 

In addition to the loss of life, Rolling Fork, which is in one of the poorest counties in the state, and surrounding areas have been left completely devastated with homes, churches and businesses completely leveled. A community hospital was also damaged during the storm, forcing victims to seek help elsewhere. President Biden issued an emergency declaration for Mississippi on March 26 in order to make federal funding available to the areas most severely impacted.

If you would like to support the individuals and communities affected or would like to explore additional ways to help, consider these resources:

Center for Disaster Philanthropy - Tornado Recovery Fund - EIN: 45-5257937

GlobalGiving Foundation - Southeast US Tornado Relief Fund - EIN: 30-0108263