Joplin Tornado Aid


As you know by now, a devastating tornado ripped through Joplin, Missouri this weekend, resulting in widespread property damage and casualties.

If you want to help, the Red Cross is the best place to go.  In the Missouri and Kansas area, there are various assistance drives for toiletries, supplies, canned goods and clothes.

To support the tornado relief effort text REDCROSS to 90999 (to donate $10) or visit

Doctors and nurses needed desperately in Joplin MO. All area DRs and nurses asked to call theRed Cross at 417-832-9500.

Outside AGENCIES should contact 417-623-7408 for information on how to help in Joplin MO (NOT FOR PERSONAL CALLS!)

Further, if you have loved ones in the Joplin area and have yet to hear from them or want to check on others (remember, it’s not just Joplin affected by this weekend’s storms, and similar tragedies struck Alabama earlier in storm season), you can look on the Red Cross Safe and Well registration: HERE.