Ways to Support Joplin Tornado Victims

| May 24, 2011

From Jen Holtmann, Desktop Technical Services; and Thuy Witt, Office of Admission:

Many of us have been saddened by the devastation in Joplin, Mo. In times of crisis, we are moved to help.

The best way to help victims of Sunday’s tornado is to give money. If you do so, be sure to give to reputable organizations that are experts in disaster relief, such as the American Red Cross. If you are near the Joplin/Ozarks area, also consider giving blood, as hundreds of people were injured in Sunday’s tornado.

There are some organizations, such as local churches and distribution centers in the Joplin area, that are also asking for specific items.

If you would rather give this way, consider donating the following requested items: tarps, can openers, shampoo and conditioner, soap, deodorant, washcloths, diapers, contact solution & cases, blankets, toilet paper, eating utensils, Gatorade, garbage bags, Sharpies, pet food, masks, bug spray, non-perishable/easy-open food, feminine products, baby foods, antibacterial wipes, combs, brushes, baby wipes, formula, towels, paper towels, paper plates, bottle and jugs of water, duct tape, containers with lids, gloves, sunblock, toothbrush & toothpaste.

We will get these items to Joplin. Please do not donate clothing.

Donation bins will be set up starting Wednesday, May 25, at the following locations on the Webster Groves campus, and will remain there through next week:

–inside the Garden Park Plaza (parking garage on Garden Avenue)
–outside the Human Resources office (1st floor, near Marletto’s)
–outside the Office of Admissions Welcome Center (1st floor of Webster Hall)
–first floor of the Sverdrup Building, near the food cart/Desktop Technical Services
–in the corridor of Emerson Library

Thank you all for your support!

Category: Employee News

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  1. Debra Carpenter says:

    My parents and sister live 20 miles from Joplin in Southeast Kansas.  This storm went over their houses before hitting Joplin.  It’s so very sad to see the destruction.  Please help wherever you can–the citizens of Joplin will never be the same and neither will the city.  Those of us blessed with warm, safe homes are lucky to be able to share what we can. Thanks for running this story and making the depositories available for donations.