Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Wanna Help Victims of the Joplin Tornado?

The Bridge is a pick-up and drop-off location for supplies going to help victims of the tornado that just hit Joplin, Mo. Their address is 3405 South Hammons Blvd in Joplin. If you would like to help you can give them a call at 417-206-6886.

Here are four other ways that you can help:

American Red Cross
The Red Cross has opened a shelter at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin and is providing residents with relief supplies, including soap, toothbrushes, tarps and rakes. Mail donations of money to the American Red Cross, St. Louis Chapter, 10195 Corporate Square, St. Louis, Mo. 63132. Write "Joplin" in the memo field of personal checks.

Salvation Army
The Salvation Army is operating four mobile canteens, each of which can provide hot meals to 1,000 people a day. It is seeking bulk donations of nonperishable food and water from businesses or other large donors. Individuals can mail donations of money to the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 21787, St. Louis, Mo. 63109-0787. Write "Joplin" in the memo field of personal checks.

Catholic Charities
Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri is working on emergency and intermediate housing for people made homeless by the storm. Mail donations to Catholic Charities, P.O. Box 952393, St. Louis, Mo. 63195-2393. Write "Joplin" in the memo field of personal checks.

St. Charles Chamber of Commerce
The chamber is collecting donations of bedding, clothing, food, water, diapers and other items for shipment to Joplin by members of Impact Church St. Louis. Items should be delivered to the chamber's office, 2201 First Capitol Drive, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Thursday. The collection is to be shipped Friday morning.

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