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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-24-2011, 01:43 PM Thread Starter
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Joplin, MO tornado relief - HELP!

Hey M3Fers! If you watch the news you've probably seen coverage of the tornado that hit Joplin, MO Sunday evening. About 30% of the entire town was completely leveled by this huge tornado, and 116 have been counted dead so far with the toll expected to rise.

This is personal for me as I have a few friends who live there, and some kids I work with are from there (I work for the state of MO helping juvenile offenders get treatment). Fortunately nobody I know was hurt, but one friend lost his aunt/uncle and a few other friends lost their homes completely...everything they had is gone.

So if you have a little extra cash hiding in the couch you could find to donate to the relief efforts, the residents of the town would be forever grateful. Here's how:

To make a donation to the American Red Cross' Disaster Relief, visit http://american.redcross.org/site/Pa...inDonateButton. Once there you can enter the zip code for Joplin, 64801, to make sure that the money will be directed to their local Joplin chapter.

You can also call 1-800-RED-CROSS or text "REDCROSS" to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Contributions may also be sent to your local Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, D.C. 20013.


To really grasp the scope of this, watch this video of a Weather Channel reporter getting choked up while reporting on the damage:
http://www.weather.com/outlook/video...astation-20705

Thank you so much to everyone who can help!


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Please help if you can! I too know several people there and went to college just an hour away. It's extremely bad.

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I lost 3 family members down there. As soon as I can get a chance I'm going to go down to help with the cleanup efforts.

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sorry to hear that brent. it is terrible there. i'm hoping to make it down there this weekend to help some as well.


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I will be donating.


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thank you michelle! it's really insane when you look at those photos.


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