Fundraiser for David Kelly

Fundraiser for David Kelly

Lee County Road 721 resident David Kelly sits on his front porch Wednesday, March 14, 2019. In the back, a window is boarded where it was additionally damaged by possible looters on March 4th, a day after a tornado swept through Lee County. - Emily Efinger/

storm-shelter-for-david-kelly is raising funds for David Kelly and his family in Lee County Alabama. Mr. Kelly's home was damaged by the tornado that struck Lee County on March 3, 2019. A reported 23 deaths occured from that terrible storm. Mr. Kelly considers himself lucky to have survived.

How We're Helping

This is not an endorsement or paid advertisement

We are raising funds to buy the Kelly Family a below-ground storm shelter from Lowe's. The est. cost for the shelter is $3000.00, and we are hoping to have it installed by a local contractor.

Special thanks to everyone who donated so far, but we are still short of our goal. Any amount helps. With Spring arriving the threat remains and we want to secure and install the storm shelter as quickly as possible.

Update April, 5 2019: We have helped raise enough money to purchase the underground shelter. We are continuing to raise funds to cover shipping and installation. Thank YOU again to everyone who has shown such generous support to the Kelly Family.

Tornado Safety

For more about tornado safety and David Kelly's story, please read

Improperly Anchored Mobile Homes Involved 19 Of 23 Deaths Alabama Tornado

by Bob Henson