How to Help: Relief Efforts for Joplin

5 years 11 months 13 hours ago May 23, 2011 May 23, 2011 Monday, May 23 2011 Monday, May 23, 2011 5:13:00 PM CDT in News
By: Miranda Wheatley
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JOPLIN - Multiple individuals and organizations are set up to help the victims of the tornado in Joplin. For ways to help with recovery efforts, check out the links below:

 

Donations

  • National
    • The American Red Cross is accepting donations at their website for Missouri tornado and flood relief, or you can text a donation by texting "REDCROSS" to 90999.
    • The United Methodist Committee on Relief is accepting monetary donations for tornado victims through their website.
  • State
    • The State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) is accepting donations through their website for long-term recovery efforts for flood and tornado victims in Missouri. 
    • Heart of Missouri United Way is accepting monetary donations through their Joplin Tornado Relief Fund. Give by visiting the Joplin Tornado Relief Fund site, calling 573-443-4523, or text "Joplin" to 864833. There is zero overhead and 100 percent of donations will go toward relief efforts.
  • Boone County
    • The Columbia Jaycees is collecting donations at Benton Homes between 8am - 7pm. The group plans to deliver donated items Thursday.
    • Another drop-off location, in Columbia, 1301 Vandiver Square Ste B, drop off water, non-perishable foods, blankets, clothes, hygiene items, and any other supplies.
    • Food and clothing drive at Delta Chi, 501 Turner Avenue, Columbia. More information can be found at their Facebook page.
    • D. Rowe's will be collecting bottled water and new hygiene supplies from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday in the lot next to D. Rowe's.
    • The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri on Vandiver Drive is accepting any and all donations; food, money, water, blankets, clothes, shovels, rakes, trash bags, and medical supplies, etc.
    • A Joplin Disaster Relief Benefit is being held Monday, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Give donations at the door, money is going to the Salvation Army and Red Cross, for a list of performers and more information visit the Facebook page for the event.
    • University of Missouri's Veterinary College in Columbia is collecting any extra pet supplies - leashes, food, collars, litter.
    • Donations will be accepted at the Columbia Mall on Saturday from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. in the Sears parking lot.  They will be collecting blankets, pillows, small amounts of clothing, toilet paper, tooth brushes, diapers, bottled water, and factory seal food items. Fry-Wagner Moving Co. has agreed to transport the items to the Salvation Army in Joplin.
    • Columbia Realtors asking for gently used tennis shoes, donations accepted for Joplin victims through Friday, at Rockbridge High School, Gentry Middle School and Jefferson Junior High.
    • Tangles Salon & First Christian Church in Centralia are taking donations until May 30. Items will be then be delivered to Joplin.
  • Cole County
    • Capital City Red Cross is collecting "emergency relief buckets", a 5 gallon bucket with work and latex gloves, drop-off at 431 East McCarty. Buckets can also be dropped off at the First United Methodist Church on Monroe, Hyvee, JCMG, and Jefferson City New Car Dealers.
    • Jefferson City Jaycees will collect donations Tuesday and Wednesday from 9am to 7pm at the Jefferson City Fairgrounds. They plan to collect: diapers (adult and baby), non-perishable food, feminine products, toiletries, batteries, flashlights, bottled water, blankets, cleaning supplies, medical supplies, and large storage containers such as Rubbermaid totes
  • Cooper County 
    • The Isle of Capri Casino and Hotel, Boonville is accepting donations of water, hygiene items, diapers, formula, and canned goods, etc. The drop off location is located in the casino lobby.
  • Jasper County
    • Joplin Red Cross is in need of donations. Contact them by phone at (417) 624-4411, or e-mail at info@redcross-ozarks.org to find outs specific supplies.
  • Monroe County
  • Pettis County
    • In Sedalia, the Wal-Mart parking lot has a tractor trailer from Ditzfield Transfer set up with the help of local radio station, Kix 105.7. Bottled water, infant supplies, toiletries, non-perishable food, batteries, flashlights, and tarps are being collected. They're not accepting clothing at this time.  They will be collecting from 2-7 p.m. today and 8 a.m.-7 p.m. daily until full.
  • Randolph County
    • Randolph County Red Cross is collecting donations of non-perishable food items, clothing and blankets. All donations can be dropped off at two locations, 119 S. Tannehill and 109 N. Williams Street, in Moberly. More information can be found at the group's Facebook page.
    • In Moberly, Mid-Am Building Supply will have a trailer at Rent-N-Go parking lot on North Morley on Wednesday. Drop off any supplies for tornado victims, Mid-Am Building Supply will deliver them to Joplin.

Volunteer

  • Those wishing to volunteer can start by contacting 211 Missouri.  They are organizing volunteer efforts and can be reached at (800) 427-4626.
  • Nurses or doctors wanting to volunteer should call (417) 832-9500 to reach the Greater Ozarks chapter of the Red Cross.
  • Health professionals wishing to volunteer are asked to register through the Show-Me Response website.

Animal Rescue/Donations

  • University of Missouri's Veterinary College in Columbia is collecting any extra pet supplies - leashes, food, collars, litter. 

Checking In

  • The National Americorp Volunteers set up a national hotline for concerned residents to call and check on loved ones, call (417) 659-5464.
  • The American Red Cross also has a site where you can check on the well-being of loved ones.

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