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tk13 05-22-2011 05:31 PM

Joplin virtually destroyed by tornado
Please post any ways you can donate/give relief to the people in need in Joplin.



You can send $10 to the Red Cross relief efforts by texting "REDCROSS" to 90999


Send $10 to the Salvation Army Disaster relief efforts by texting the word “JOPLIN” to 80888

RED CROSS - Volunteer, donate to disaster victims, donate to a blood drive


UNITED WAY - Donate to relief efforts


COMMUNITY BLOOD CENTER LOCATIONS - Give blood for those in need

Administration Offices & Donor Center
4040 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
toll free: 1-888-647-4040

Blue Springs Center
1124 W. 40 Highway
Blue Springs, MO 64015

Gladstone Center
7265 N. Oak Trafficway
Gladstone, MO 64118

St. Joseph Center
3122 Frederick
St. Joseph, MO 64506
toll free: 1-800-725-6791

Overland Park Center
Times Square Shopping Center
10568 Metcalf Ave.
Overland Park, KS 66210

Olathe Center
1463 E. 151st St.
Olathe, KS 66062

Topeka Center
800 SW Lane
Topeka, KS 66606
toll free: 1-800-279-5943


VOLUNTEER IN PERSON - Volunteer efforts are being coordinated through Missouri Southern State University.
Many people have contacted the City of Joplin to volunteer assistance to the victims of the storm. ALL citizen volunteers should report to the Recreation Center at Missouri Southern State University. Volunteers’ services are appreciated, but to be effective, will need to be coordinated through this centralized location. Citizens are reminded that the American Red Cross, in cooperation with the City, has set up a shelter at Missouri Southern State University in the Leggett & Platt Center.


Relief coordinators Facebook page - Get the word out on fundraisers:

Joplin, MO Tornado Recovery--
If you are coordinating a fundraiser in your area, please send information to so that it can be posted as an event [on the Joplin, MO Tornado Recovery page on facebook]. Remember to include date, time and location, along with any images.!/joplinmo?sk=wall


Columbia area blood donors needed:

A blood drive will be held 2-6 pm at Achieve Balance Chiropractic in Columbia at 3901 S. Providence. If you are wanting to help Joplin, this is a great way to do it.

Here's some info I got from my work e-mail

Message relay from Troop F @ 2120 hours:

In reference to the SEMA Incident the command post is currently operational in the Troop D Joplin area. Due to an overwhelming number of Volunteers, SEMA officials are not currently requesting any further outside assistance until further notice.

More relief organizations:

Missourians interested in volunteering to assist should call (800) 427-4626 or 2-1-1. Those with medical skills interested in volunteering should go to:

Missourians wishing to make donations to help with the relief effort can go to or call (800) 427-4626 or 2-1-1.

Residents affected by the tornado who wish to notify their friends and family that they are safe should go to: Friends and family who would like to check on their loved ones in the affected area can use the same site.

Missourians who need disaster information, shelter information or referrals are urged to call 2-1-1. The United Way's 211 service number is now available for most areas in Missouri. In areas where the 211 number is not operational, citizens can call 800-427-4626.

United Way of the Ozarks in Springfield is waiting to hear plans from the American Red Cross – Greater Ozarks Chapter regarding mobilizing volunteer efforts. As soon as it has confirmation on how and where to volunteer, it will release that information.

If you would like to help with a monetary donation, please send your checks to United Way of the Ozarks, 320 N. Jefferson Ave., Springfield, MO 65806, marked JOPLIN TORNADO DISASTER RELIEF and all funds received will be distributed to the United Way of Southwest Missouri (Joplin).

Emergency blood drive this afternoon - Monday 5/23

The Greater Kansas City chapter of the American Red Cross will hold an emergency blood drive this afternoon to provide blood for those injured in the tornados over the weekend.

The blood drive will be from 2 to 7 p.m. in the Cass County Room at 211 W. Armour Blvd.

Meanwhile, the Community Blood Center is requesting area residents to donate blood this week to help support the rescue efforts in Joplin.

The blood bank has shipped 15 units of blood to the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks. Local hospitals are performing surgeries on some of the victims and the need for blood will increase as the rescue efforts continue.

To find a mobile blood drive, go to or call 1-888-647-4040. Donors can also go to one of Community Blood Center’s seven Neighborhood Donations Centers.


Chiefs to hold bottled water drive at Arrowhead - Tuesday 5/24 and Wednesday 5/25

In response to the tragic tornadoes that touched down in Joplin, Mo. and Reading, Kan. this weekend, the Kansas City Chiefs will contribute $35,000 to disaster-relief efforts. Additionally, they and their media partners are teaming with the Salvation Army – Midland Division to hold a bottled-water drive at Arrowhead Stadium for individuals in Kansas City to assist victims in the tornado-ravaged areas. The Chiefs will also be accepting financial donations for Heart-to-Heart International.

Bottled-water donations will be accepted in Lot C on the east side of Arrowhead Stadium Tuesday from noon until 7 p.m. and Wednesday from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Those wishing to provide donations of bottled water may use any entrance to the stadium and may learn more from Chiefs broadcast partners KCTV5, 101 The Fox KCFX and Sports Radio 810 WHB, who have joined the Chiefs in supporting this important effort.


Springfield school district fundraiser and donation drive:

Springfield Public Schools students are finding ways to raise money and collect supplies to assist local charities with relief efforts for families in Joplin who were affected by the May 22 tornado. A Joplin school nurse has shared with SPS staff that there is an urgent need for water, toothbrushes, toothpaste and food.


Other resources for those looking to contribute:

The following charities are accepting donations of money and relief items:

American Red Cross
United Way
Greater Ozarks Red Cross
Springfield Jaycees
Springfield Public Schools
Springfield Paper Company
Edward Jones
Salvation Army
Great Southern
Area banks
Habitat Springfield
Community Blood Centers


Originally Posted by luv (Post 7661898)

Great page to go to in order to see what faundraisers and collections are going on in your area (in Missouri anyway).


Originally Posted by luv (Post 7662012)
Joplin, MO Tornado Recovery:
The City has established the following phone numbers for people interested in donating their time or items to aid in the recovery effort:
Individual volunteers wanting to donate their time should call 417-625-3543
Volunteers wanting to donate items can call 417-625-3542
Volunteer groups (churches, businesses, etc.) should call 314-623-9991

Sure-Oz 05-22-2011 05:34 PM

Hospital on fire down in Joplin.

Discuss Thrower 05-22-2011 05:36 PM

An elementary school got hit here in Joplin apparently. That and the home depot and Ohio. Now we're on Weather Channel

tk13 05-22-2011 05:36 PM

Oh wow, bad stuff on the Weather Channel right now. They are live in Joplin. The neighborhood they're in is completely flattened.

Frazod 05-22-2011 05:36 PM

Watching on Weather Channel right now. Joplin got absolutely ****ing nuked.

LiveSteam 05-22-2011 05:41 PM


Originally Posted by frazod (Post 7657039)
Watching on Weather Channel right now. Joplin got absolutely ****ing nuked.

No shit? I have friends all over that part of Missouri. Not good. Hope no fatalities come of it

tk13 05-22-2011 05:43 PM

Man, total devastation, looks just like Tuscaloosa, if not worse. That hospital got blasted.

Sure-Oz 05-22-2011 05:53 PM

I have a few friends there this worreis me, cant get ahold of em

tk13 05-22-2011 05:56 PM

TWC live stream from Joplin.

Discuss Thrower 05-22-2011 05:57 PM

If what I'm hearing is correct, the tornado cut about 2-3mile swath of destruction across the south side of town.

KCFalcon59 05-22-2011 06:36 PM

Holy ****. I used to live down that way and have family in Joplin. Joplin was shredded.

Sure-Oz 05-22-2011 06:36 PM

Reporter starts crying crazy devastation

Discuss Thrower 05-22-2011 06:43 PM

This is the Jasper Country emergency frequency. I just heard they nixed a Medevac chopper out of Nevada, MO; it was going to land at a parking lot on South Range Line

LiL stumppy 05-22-2011 06:43 PM

Friends in Joplin. Cell phone towers are down.

Same storm went about 10 miles south of us. Dodged a bullet.

Joplin does not look good, will not be a good out come in anything.

tk13 05-22-2011 06:51 PM

Joplin Wal-Mart.

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