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
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
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.
MAKE SURE TO SEND YOUR APPEAL WITHIN 60 DAYS OF THE DATE ON YOUR DECISION LETTER
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.
Survivors in these counties can apply for FEMA assistance in the following ways:
- Online at DisasterAssistance.gov.
- 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
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
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Relief:
Tennessee SBA Flyer (PDF)