Since June 2022, the Long-Term Recovery Committee has been working with survivors of the April 29th tornado that impacted the City of Andover and surrounding rural areas. Not surprisingly, those people facing the most significant challenges after the tornado were those who were either under-insured or had no insurance at all. And one of the most impacted groups has been renters who did not have renter's insurance.
In August 2022, the Community Foundation of Central Kansas made grant funding available for projects that support community preparedness and resilience, especially in under-served areas. With the tornado experience in mind, a group comprised of representatives from the City of Andover, Butler County Emergency Management, the Butler County Health Department, and South Central Mental Health pursued and received funding for a renter's insurance awareness campaign.