Emergency Appeals

Emergency Appeal: Tornado Response in Kentucky and Surrounding States

December 23, 2021

Appeal Code: 628P Situation A series of devastating tornadoes ripped through Kentucky and other states in the U.S. midwest and south earlier this month. The death toll in Kentucky is now 76, which ties the state record for storm-related deaths. Another 14 people were killed in surrounding states. The Kentucky VOAD, which stands for Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, has …

Situation Report: Tornado Response in Kentucky and Surrounding States

December 14, 2021

Appeal Code: 628P Situation Devastating tornadoes ripped through Kentucky and other states in the U.S. midwest and south this weekend. As of yesterday, the death toll stood at 74 in Kentucky with more than 100 people still missing. Six people were killed in Illinois when an Amazon distribution center collapsed. The Washington Post reports that 25,000 people in southwestern Kentucky …

Updated Emergency Appeal: Haiti Earthquake

November 5, 2021

Appeal Code: 6773 This serves as an update to the Preliminary Emergency Appeal, issued on August 20. Situation A major 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on Saturday, August 14. This disaster killed at least 2,248 people and injured more than 12,700. It destroyed buildings and infrastructure, impacting hundreds of thousands of people. Days later, Tropical Storm Grace compounded the situation, bringing …

Situation Report: Hurricane Ida

September 1, 2021

Appeal Code: 628N Situation Hurricane Ida slammed into Louisiana on Sunday as a dangerous Category 4 storm with 150 mile per hour winds. The full extent of the storm’s damage is still unknown; rescue efforts are underway. Ida has been blamed for at least two deaths. It left more than a million people in Louisiana and Mississippi, including the entire …

EMERGENCY: SUPPORT NEWLY-ARRIVING AFGHANS

August 28, 2021

In the coming weeks, tens of thousands of Afghans will arrive in the United States. They are fleeing retribution or persecution from the Taliban and have one goal: to live in safety. It is in our power to help them obtain it. We have worked with newly-arriving Afghans for decades. As emergency evacuations from Kabul continue, an unprecedented number of …