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Helping Those in Need - Tornado Victims in Joplin, MO

>> Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Yesterday, a tornado touched down in Joplin, MO killing over 100 people. This latest tornado to hit the South has raised the death toll to more than 400 people in recent months after a series of devastating twisters. Today they are expecting yet another big storm. The people in this area NEED our help. If you are able and willing, here's what you can do:
Grab a flat rate Priority shipping box from USPS - there are 2 or 3 different sizes to choose from. You can fill up one or two with items from your stockpile. We have all gotten some amazing deals on body wash, razors, and Crayola items lately and these would be perfect to send! Remember, these people have lost everything. Please consider sending at least 1 box of items to help.

We have such an amazing opportunity in front of us to use our stockpiles and couponing skills for something really good - please take advantage of it! Also, if you know of any other ways to help, please comment on this post!

The following information was found at SmartSpendingSpot.com:

Elder Andy Wilson at Mt. Hope Church of Christ. They are prepared to accept supplies. Anyone near or in Joplin that can get immediate need supplies in – please go to 2830 Mt. Hope Road Webb City MO 64870 Contact# 417-624-1795 Best route to take: 249 to 171 in Webb City.
These guys are based in Springfield MO…which is maybe an hour from Joplin. http://www.convoyofhope.org/go/who and I know they are helping…bringing volunteers in etc.
National Guard Command Post is set up at 20th and Duquesne. All licensed medical personnel is asked to report there. All citizen volunteers to Missouri Southern University. Also, be advised, severe storm warnings. They have a cell moving into Joplin with strong wind and hail.
Nurses and Doctors wishing to help in Joplin, call 417-832-9500. Greater Ozarks Red Cross

The following was found on Mashablemom.com:


Kristen May 24, 2011 at 9:57 AM  

Visiting from the Alexa hop! I’m also following via GFC. Would love if you could stop by and do the same :)

Kristen from http://wishfulthinking247.blogspot.com/

The Bionic Blogger May 24, 2011 at 12:27 PM  

I put a blog up with the info on where to send packages, and I also put the link to this blog on my page.

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