Information on How You Can Help the Joplin Tornado Victims and Check Status of Family and Friends
Update: May 25th – Donation Sites: Five area malls are accepting donations of the following items: New, or gently used clothing, shoes, toys, and books; diapers and toiletries, baby food and formula, bottles and sippy cups, blankets and bedding. These can be brought to the Chesterfield Mall center court, Mid Rivers Mall at the JC Penney Wing, St. Clair Square center court, South County Center Sears wing, and West County Center near Nordstrom lower lev
Developments on the ground are unfolding as we speak in this newest weather disaster in Joplin. Listed below are some helpful links that can help you help others:
Safe and Well – Communications have been sketchy. The Red Cross has provided this page to help you get updates on friends and/or family.
Donate Money – Red Cross gives information on how you can help financially. Call 800-427-4626.
Tornado Safety Checklist – Do you live in Missouri? You need this!
Salvation Army – The Salvation Army is supporting relief efforts in Joplin, Missouri, which was hit by a deadly tornado Sunday.
A Salvation Army emergency disaster services team based out Pittsburg, Kansas has been deployed to Joplin to help carry out mass feeding for residents and first responders through a mobile feeding kitchen capable of serving thousands of meals a day. Teams from Kirksville and Springfield, Missouri are also enroute. Financial donations to The Salvation Army disaster relief efforts may be made by texting the word ARMY to 80888 for an automatic $10 donation. To make a credit card donation, call 1-800-SAL-ARMY or go click here and enter Joplin Torando Relief in the box. Checks may be mailed to The Salvation Army, P.O.Box 21787, St. Louis, MO 63109-0787.
The Salvation Army has set up an incident command center in Joplin. To volunteer, call 417-624-4528.
We will try to post more information here as the situation develops. If anyone knows of any local donation pick up spots for clothing, blankets, etc., please let us know.