Red Cross Asking for Cash Donations

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JOPLIN (AP) - The Ozarks Chapter of the American Red Cross is asking those wanting to help Joplin residents to send money, rather than other donations.
The organization says it is currently not accepting food, clothing, water or other basic supplies at Missouri Southern State University.
Also, service organizations are working to coordinate the efforts of the many people arriving in Joplin wanting to help as the city recovers from Sunday's devastating tornado.
Those wanting to volunteer, including those with medical
training, are asked to call the United Way 211 at 1-800-427-4626. Others should go to Beimdiek Recreation Center on the Missouri
Southern campus.
Officials say volunteers should NOT come to the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center/Young Gymnasium areas.