Tuesday, May 24, 2011

How to Help the people of Joplin, MO

  Here are some ways to help the victims of the Tornado in Joplin, MO.

Donate to the Tornado Relief Effort
            The American Red Cross is providing food, shelter and emotional support in Missouri, Minnesota and other parts of the Midwest.
          To make a donation to the American Red Cross' Disaster Relief, visit its online donation page. 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. 
 
    World Vision teams are heading to Joplin, Mo., and northern Minneapolis, Minn., to assess the tornado damage. World Vision focuses on aiding children and is providing hygiene kits, cleaning supplies and other relief and building items.
To donate $10, text the word "TORNADO" to 20222 or call 888-56-CHILD      
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To donate to the United Way, call 417-624-0153      
 
 The Salvation Army's emergency disaster services teams are helping to feed residents and first responders in Joplin; Reading, Kan.; and parts of Minnesota affected by the storms.
To donate to the The Salvation Army's efforts, visit www.salvationarmyusa.org and click on the donation page.
You can call  1-800-SAL-ARMY  and donors can text "JOPLIN" to 80888 to make a $10 donation. And you can mail a donation to Joplin Tornado Relief, The Salvation Army, 3637 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo. 64111 
 
To Help and Find Relatives
    The American Red Cross' Safe and Well website helps friends and family connect with those in devastated areas.
    On Facebook, several pages have been created to assist concerned relatives in finding loved ones and getting information on how to help: Help Joplin and Joplin, Mo., Tornado Recovery.
   Missouri residents with medical skills who want to help, can go to ShowMeResponse.org
Source: abcnews.go.com