Aug 11, 2024 | Rolling Fork, MS - Clarksville, TN

ARDF Disaster Response Trips

Tornado Response: Rolling Fork, MS (8/11 – 8/17)

Rolling Fork Rising is a local nonprofit with a vision to help rebuild homes in Rolling Fork. Approximately 68% of the residents of Rolling Fork (before the tornado of 3/24/23) were renters. The goal is to give renters the opportunity to return to the City of Rolling Fork as homeowners, managing their monthly mortgage payment, taxes, and insurance costs to be approximately the same as they were paying for rent prior to the tornado. This can only be achieved with volunteer labor.

Rolling Fork Rising owns 17 lots and 18 acres in the city limits of Rolling Fork. There are two completed homes, one under construction and two foundations poured ready for volunteers!

ARDF became aware of the vision for Rolling Fork Rising after delivering a truckload of relief supplies three days after the tornado. Rolling Fork Rising is a non-profit organized by local churches, businesses, and other community leaders.

Tornado Response, Clarksville, TN (8/25 – 8/31)

Join ARDF Executive Director, Rev. Dr. Jake Stum, ARDF Staff, Team Leader Doug Lee, and Disaster ReBuilders as we serve the survivors of the December 9, 2023 tornado that struck Clarksville, TN. We are excited to be serving alongside Church of the Resurrection Anglican and Fr. Cliff Syner, whose parish responded quickly after the tornado, serving food and providing blankets, supplies, and other individual needs in the tornado’s aftermath.

On December 9, 2023, at 1:42 p.m., an intense EF3 tornado formed and struck the northern parts of the Clarksville metropolitan area in Tennessee before moving through Todd County, Logan County and into Simpson County in Kentucky. In total, the tornado killed four people and injured 61 others as it traveled 47.76 miles. 114 homes were destroyed while another 857 were damaged, and at least 20,000 people were without power in Clarksville alone. The tornado killed four people, including a child, and injured an additional 61 others.

ARDF’s partner, The Fuller Center for Housing, was founded by Millard Fuller of Habitat for Humanity fame. The Fuller Center’s president, David Snell, is an Anglican attending St. John’s in Americus, GA, Millard Fuller’s hometown. We give thanks for this connection and the opportunities to serve survivors in long-term recovery alongside The Fuller Center for Housing.

Tornado Response, Clarksville, TN (9/1 – 9/7)

Join ARDF Disaster Response Task Force Chair and Parish Coordinator Doug Lee as he leads the team to serve survivors of the December 9, 2023 tornado that struck Clarksville, TN. We are excited to be serving alongside Church of the Resurrection Anglican and Fr. Cliff Syner, whose parish responded quickly after the tornado, serving food and providing blankets, supplies, and other individual needs in the tornado’s aftermath.

On December 9, 2023, at 1:42 p.m., an intense EF3 tornado formed and struck the northern parts of the Clarksville metropolitan area in Tennessee before moving through Todd County, Logan County and into Simpson County in Kentucky. In total, the tornado killed four people and injured 61 others as it traveled 47.76 miles. 114 homes were destroyed while another 857 were damaged, and at least 20,000 people were without power in Clarksville alone. The tornado killed four people, including a child, and injured an additional 61 others.

ARDF’s partner, The Fuller Center for Housing, was founded by Millard Fuller of Habitat for Humanity fame. The Fuller Center’s president, David Snell, is an Anglican attending St. John’s in Americus, GA, Millard Fuller’s hometown. We give thanks for this connection and the opportunities to serve survivors in long-term recovery alongside The Fuller Center for Housing.