In December 2021, tornadoes deeply impacted Obion County and the surrounding areas. Our hearts, thoughts, and prayers go out to all of the tornado victims and their families.

We want to help connect those who want to assist others who need help. The following is a list of places where you can donate or volunteer.

Obion County Tornado Relief Fund and United Way Funds Application

Obion County Tornado Relief Application

The above PDF link is a combined application for the Obion County Tornado Relief Funds and United Way Funds. Printed applications will also be available at the local meetings and locations around the city of Samburg. The deadline to apply is January 28, 2022.

Forms may be dropped off at The Obion County Mayor’s Office located at 316 S. 3rd Street, Union City, TN 38261. An outside drop-off box is available at this location.

After application verification, the organizations will begin the contact process. 

FEMA Assistance and Application Process

Click here for updated FEMA information (February 2022)

FEMA Assistance and Application Process PDF

The PDF link above is a thorough explanation of what FEMA is and how to apply for Tornado Relief benefits. 

Twelve counties in Tennessee have been designated for federal assistance for the tornado outbreak that took place in west and middle Tennessee on Dec. 10-11.

The following counties are eligible for FEMA’s Individual Assistance Program, which may provide repair grants, temporary rental assistance, and funding for other disaster-related needs, such as replacement of personal property and medical and childcare expenses: Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Gibson, Henderson, Henry, Lake, Obion, Stewart, Summer, Weakley, and Wilson counties.

Those affected by the tornado outbreak should keep in mind FEMA cannot duplicate benefits.

Disagree with FEMA’s Determination Letter? Appeal.


Once you apply for FEMA assistance, you will receive a letter explaining the status of your application. The letter may state you’re ineligible for assistance or “no decision” can be made at this time. Don’t be discouraged or frustrated. Instead, just read the entire letter to find out what’s needed for FEMA to continue processing your application. Many times, it’s a simple fix that can be addressed in an appeal.

Information On Appealing PDF

How To Appeal PDF

Survivors in these counties can apply for FEMA assistance in the following ways:

  • Online at
  • Calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585).
    Operators can answer questions about applications already submitted. Lines are open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time, seven days a week. If you use a relay service, such as video relay service (VRS), captioned telephone service, or others, give FEMA the number for that service.
  • Downloading the FEMA app to a smartphone or tablet.

Food, Clothing, Toiletries:

Samburg Assembly of God
253 N. Reelfoot Avenue Hornbeak, TN 38232

Calvary Independent Baptist Church
6665 Push Road Hornbeak, TN
Call Pastor Carl Southerland for more info at 731-697-3209

Macedonia Baptist Church
5209 Macedonia Road Kenton, TN
Giving away clothing & tarps for homes

First Baptist Kenton
204 S. Poplar Street Kenton, TN
Giving away clothing, supplies, and meals


American Red Cross Shelter
First Baptist Church
204 S. Poplar Street Kenton, TN 38233

Monetary Donations:

Obion County Tornado Relief Fund through the Obion County Fair Association
Donate by stopping by:
Security Bank & Trust Co. in Union City, TN
Use Confirmation #57
Or by donating online by clicking HERE.

Samburg Relief Fund
Stop by Security Bank locations to donate

Toys for Tornado Victims
Gofundme created by the Leadership of Tennessee REALTORS® with the goal of raising $30,000 to fill a semi-truck with toys.
Click here to donate!

United Way of Obion County Disaster Relief Fund
Call Michelle at 731-446-2891

Kenton Disaster Relief Fund

The American Red Cross

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Relief:

Click here to learn more about SBA 

Tennessee SBA Flyer (PDF)

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) TENNESSEE Declaration 17310 Fact Sheet (PDF)

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) KENTUCKY Declaration 17286 Fact Sheet (PDF)

SBA NEWS RELEASE - Deadline Reminder for Tennessee  (PDF)

SBA Closes Business Recovery Center in Obion County; Weakley County Business Recovery Center Temporarily Closes (PDF)

SBA Opens Business Recovery Center to Assist Kentucky and Tennesee Businesses Affected by Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Flooding and Tornadoes (PDF)

Asistencia por Desastres a Dueños de Negocios y Residentes de Kentucky y Tennessee Afectados por las severas tormentas, vientos cortantes, inundaciones y tornados (PDF)