Red Cross Tornado Relief

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The American Red Cross is seeking financial donations to assist survivors of the rash of deadly tornadoes that struck Kentucky and several other southern and midwest states, December 10th and 11th.

Dozens of people were killed by more than 30 tornadoes that hit late Friday through Saturday morning, with one estimated EF-5 tornado that National Weather Service investigators believe travelled non-stop for approximately 200 miles, leveling the Kentucky town of Mayfield. The town has a population of about 10,000 people, located in western Kentucky. The largest biggest devastation in a single community was seen in Mayfield, where a candle manufacturing factory was completely destroyed, while approximately 100 people worked a night shift.

How the Red Cross Responds After a Tornado

Tornadoes strike quickly, leaving communities around the country devastated in their wake. In the aftermath of a severe storm or tornado, the American Red Cross provides many relief services, including:

Halloween Festival Grant Program Application Deadline

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(Chillicothe) – The Board of Directors of the Chillicothe Halloween Festival are excited to announce that its Community Grant Program is accepting applications through December 27, 2021. Eligible 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations that reside in and serve Ross County residents can apply for funding through this program.

Additionally, the Board of Directors was able to increase the budget of the Community Grant Program to $2,500 for this year after a successful return following the pandemic. Although the budget has been increased, there is a maximum limit per application to no more than $1,500 requested by any organization. This limitation allows the Board of Directors to best award funding to multiple organization to best serve the community.

Applications can be obtained through the Chillicothe Halloween Festival’s website at and clicking on the Grant Program tab. Completed applications can be returned to the festival’s mailing address: Chillicothe Halloween Festival, Community Grant Program, 230 N. Plaza Blvd., Chillicothe, OH 45601 or submitted via email to All applications must be received by the deadline of December 27, 2021 to be considered for funding through the 2021 Community Grant Program.