Sharing the best of our community and telling stories that inspire travelers to visit Bowling Green, KY is what we do, but we know when to take a back seat. The weeks following December 11 were incredibly challenging for our community and state. As we were in daily talks with elected officials and emergency management on how we could best help, we were also, like so many, fielding calls and emails from across the globe (much love to Kawanishi, Japan!) with offers of help and support. This outpouring of kindness has restored our unbridled spirit like nothing we’ve ever seen. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We are hurting but love heals.

So, now is time to celebrate being #BGStrong while still honoring the lives we have lost. We have curated a list of positive stories and will be sharing them with you here and across our social media. Special thanks to our local media partners for shining the spotlight on so much goodness. And to the countless individuals and organizations who have gone above and beyond to help those in need, you are the reason it is an honor and a privilege to promote Bowling Green and Warren County every single day.

If you know of a story that is not listed here, please reach out to us.  

The story of Bob's rescue by Habeeb 

Some call this Kentucky town the 'Heart of America.' Now its international community is picking up the pieces after a deadly tornado 

Neighbors, strangers come together to continue helping each other out with cleanup after tornado

Candlelight vigil honors for tornado victims 

Cage the Elephant releases t-shirt to support local tornado relief

Bowling Green McDonald’s owners help raise funds for tornado victims 

Local business hosts toy drive for kids impacted by tornadoes

Bowling Green Hot Rods online auction for tornado relief

Gerald Printing 'I Love BG' tshirt campaign

General Motors donates $1 million to support tornado relief

Bowling Green convention bureau links Red Cross and Warren County to help lodge tornado victims

GMA visits BG to present check for $50,000

If you are looking for information specific to tornado relief and recovery efforts like finding aid, volunteering, providing donations, etc. please visit this page.