United Way donates $1.15 million to Habitat for Humanity of Bowling Green for tornado relief projects

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- Many people in the  area are still recovering from the tornadoes in December of 2021. However, United Way and Habitat for Humanity are working to change that narrative.

United Way is sending Habitat for Humanity of Bowling Green 1.15  million dollars to help rebuild homes devastated by the tornadoes.

Habitat for Humanity has already built twenty new homes since the deadly storms, but with United Way’s support, ten more homes and a storm shelter are in the works.

Matt Sheffield, the Chief Development Officer for Habitat for Humanity of Bowling Green, says, “Since the storms, when we’ve talked about how to prepare for things like inclement weather and tornados, we have noticed a serious change in how that impacts people, and our families. When they heard we were putting a storm shelter in the neighborhood, you can see when ease hits somebody, you can see peace of mind.”

The storm shelter will also serve as community center when severe weather is not a threat. The shelter and the additional homes are expected to be complete next year.