Two organizations are getting $25,000 each from the Kansas Health Foundation to help residents in the Baxter Springs area recover from the EF-2 tornado that damaged 100 homes and 12 businesses last month.
The American Red Cross Midway-Kansas Chapter and the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas will use the money to help the community bounce back from the April 27th tornado.
The groups will provide food, shelter, clothing and emotional support for people affected by the storm.
At least four tornadoes hit different counties in northeast Kansas Monday night, but there were no fatalities or serious injuries, according to preliminary reports from emergency management officials.
The most significant damage was reported in and around Marysville, which is about 150 miles northwest of Kansas City near the Nebraska border. A tornado touched down about 9:50 p.m., said Bill Schwindamann, Marshall County emergency management director.