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Devastation in Joplin

By Michelle Malkin  •  May 25, 2011 10:04 AM

Here’s a photo gallery of the terrible aftermath of the storms in Joplin, Missouri.

The death toll has passed 125 and the search for the missing continues.

Amid the devastation, neighbors, friends, and strangers are pulling together.

Jim Hoft has the story of a St. Louis Facebook group organizing 4 truckloads of supplies to Joplin.

Relief organizations are in full force.


Text “REDCROSS” to 90999 to make a $10 donation, or visit the website to donate, give blood or volunteer.

AmeriCares has sent disaster-relief personnel to Joplin, and it’s working with Access Family Care Clinic to help victims. This expands AmeriCares’ tornado relief operation, which has been assisting various Southern states as they recover from their own recent tornado outbreak.
Tornado devastates neighborhood
Tornado chaser: ‘I got it on video’
‘As if bomb went off’ in Joplin

Donations to AmeriCares can be made online or by phone at 1-800-486-HELP.

The disaster-response team with Convoy of Hope is heading to Joplin with a truckload of water, snacks and ready-to-eat meals. It is coordinating with local officials to determine what additional supplies should follow and at what locations they can provide essential supplies.

Those wanting to help can text the word “CONVOY” to 50555 to make a $10 donation. You can also donate online or by calling 1-417-823-8998.

The Heart of Missouri United Way has established the Tornado Relief Fund to help victims.

Text “JOPLIN” to 864833 to make a $10 donation, or call 1-573-443-4523.

The United Way of Greater St. Louis is accepting donations and volunteers to help those impacted in the Joplin area.

Those interested in volunteering should list their availability and expertise on their Joplin Storm Recovery Volunteer Form.

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