Tornado Recovery Efforts: More Information on How You Can Help

joplin 240 Tornado Recovery Efforts: More Information on How You Can Help

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Joplin, Missouri was recently hit hard by severe weather. Find out where to volunteer or who to call if someone you know is in need of assistance…

Who to Contact/ Where to Volunteer:

For people who want to volunteer to help with Joplin tornado recovery, please go to and click where it says “Want to help Joplin.” Click here for direct link. Please note that it may be several days or longer before help is needed with debris removal and the like.

Anyone from the counties of Butler, Cape Girardeau, given the Howell, Jasper, McDonald, Mississippi, New Madrid, Newton, Pulaski, Ripley, St. Louis County, Scott, Stoddard, Stone and Taney counties who claim to be a victim of either tornadoes or flooding should contact FEMA if they need assistance and have not already made this contact.

Other helpful information regarding the Joplin Tornado recovery efforts are:

Ozarks Red Cross website:

To find people or list yourself safe:

Heart of Missouri United Way has a donation page:

For non-emergency needs related to the storm, please call United Way 2-1-1 at any time. If that number does not work, please call 800-427-4626.

Visit for more local news on storm devastation and recovery efforts, plus 10 more ways that you can help locally.


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