Essex County Virginia - Tornado Long Term Recovery Group
PO Box 2274, Tappahannock, Virginia 22560
The powerful tornado that recently devastated parts of the Tappahannock-Essex County, VA community, totally destroyed many families’ homes, badly damaged others, and injured a number of residents. Simply put, many families’ lives have been shattered. Now----and for the foreseeable future----these families, especially those without insurance, will need a great deal of assistance in rebuilding their homes and lives.

Essex County Long Term Recovery Group provides spiritual, emotional, physical, and financial resources to those affected by the tornado which deeply wounded our community on February 24, 2016. Your contribution will help us advocate for and lead Essex County’s most vulnerable residents through the long term recovery process to include case management and home repair. We aim to strengthen the long-term recovery coordination in Essex County by sharing information, simplifying residents’ access to recovery services, and resolving tornado cases by providing assistance to individuals and families affected by the disaster who do not have adequate personal resources for basic needs as a result of the disaster.

Donations can be made: (1) securely and immediately online by clicking the donate button below or (2) by mailing a check made to “Upper Essex Baptist Church" - designate benefit to Essex County Long Term Recovery Group, PO Box 2274, Tappahannock, Virginia 22560. (Questions? Please contact Upper Essex Baptist Church, at 804-443-5270.)

For those unfamiliar with it, our small rural Virginia community, about 45 miles from Richmond, has only about 11,000 residents, incomes typically are low, poverty is widespread (e.g., 25% of children under 18 live in poverty) and over 38% of our citizens relied on public welfare benefits in 2015 before this tragedy to get by. Local citizens are doing what they can to help victims but outside help is badly needed. Please donate to help those who have lost so much due to this horrible tornado!


Make a Donation to the
Essex County Tornado Long Term Recovery Fund
100% to the Essex County victims

    Essex County LTRG is administered by the Upper Essex Baptist Church.

Essex County Tornado Long Term Recovery Group Executive Committee:

The Rev. Candine E. Johnson, Ph.D.—Chairman
Rev. Roy Foster—Construction Manager
Valerie Prince-Birkett—Volunteer Coordinator
Nancy Baughan—Volunteer Coordinator
Rev. Nita May
Wright Andrews
Terry Gruner
Brenda Goddin

The Long Term Recovery Group fiscal agent is Upper Essex Baptist Church - a 501c3 organization.
Upper Essex Baptist Church, 3006 Essex Church Rd, Caret, VA 22436.

      Photos by
Chris Rose / Rappahannock Times

• Website courtesy of Tappahannock Rotary Club - Virginia 22560 •