All Hands and Hearts deployed a Disaster Assessment Response Team (DART) as soon as it was safe to do so, with boots on the ground just three days after the tornadoes struck. DART covered as much distance as possible, with one team starting in St. Louis Missouri heading South and another heading North from Nashville Tennessee, to determine how we could provide immediate relief. The teams moved towards the hardest hit area of Mayfield and the surrounding communities of Bowling Green and Dawson Springs. From what they were able to assess, it is clear that there is a dire need for chainsaw work and heavy debris removal.
Less than a week after the devastating tornadoes touched down two skilled chainsaw teams were mobilized to Mayfield, Dawson Springs and the surrounding areas. Partnering with Team Rubicon, our teams have been working tirelessly through December providing immediate relief to the communities, where we have completed 27 sites as of January 5, 2022. Prior to the chainsaw work, the teams are supporting each homeowner through the emotional task of sifting through the debris and packing up any salvageable belongings.