Midwestern Tornado Relief Efforts

With power, comes responsibility. We at CPXample are commited to doing everything in our power to give our audience the information, tools and resources they need to be informed citizens, volunteers, and donors towards the unfortunate Midwestern tornados and the damage they left behind. Below are a series of posts regarding the Joplin and Midwestern storms and how you can help.

It’s not too late to get involved — organizations all over the country are still taking donations and asking for volunteers. Stay tuned as CPXample continues to uncover both the destruction and the relief efforts of the extreme Midwestern storms. You can also follow us on Twitter @CPXample and on Facebook.

As the city of Joplin works to rebuild and recover after severe tornados struck the Midwest, the relief efforts from countless companies and organizations continue to aid the process in hopes of making the recovery of the small Missouri city quicker and easier.

Even though a week has gone by and the “hype” of the disaster has faded slightly from headlines, the donor companies and organizations are still consistent in their efforts. Just as they did when disaster struck in Haiti and then Japan, many groups are collecting donations and taking on volunteers.

Here at CPXample, we value the importance of volunteerism and working for the greater good.  Thus, we stress, it’s not too late to get involved. Here are five easy ways that anybody can help rebuild Joplin:

The American Red Cross has been sheltering displaced Joplin residents since the tornado in addition to distributing food and other supplies. To make a $10 donation, text “REDCROSS” to 90999, or visit the American Red Cross Website to find out how you can volunteer.

 The Salvation Army is collecting donations to help in the relief efforts. Click here  to  donate.  You can even make your donation in honor of a victim or loved one.                              

The Missouri State Emergency Management Agency is asking for donations for both short-term and long-term tornado recovery efforts. To make a donation or find out about volunteer opportunities, visit their website.

Americares has provided victims with medicine delivery and recovery grants. They have since partnered with Access Family Care Clinic to provide for the basic needs of Joplin tornado victims. To donate or volunteer, visit their website.

Feeding America has spent the past week providing food to victims around the affected area. To donate online, click here. To donate by phone, call 1-800-771-2303.

Any donation, big or small, will help aid the rebuilding of this Midwestern city. For more information on how and where to donate, visit this CNN article.


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Ziarre July 21, 2011 at 2:15 pm

Heckuva good job. I sure aeppricate it.

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