June 10, 2011
The United Way of the Greater Clarksville Region offers its deepest sympathy to all those affected by the EF-5 tornado in Joplin, Missouri on Sunday, May 22, 2011 and to those affected by the EF-2 tornado in Stewart County on Monday, May 23rd. More than 100 Missouri community member’s lives were taken by the devastating EF-5 tornado.
The United Way has received numerous phone calls in regards to offering support for these devastated communities. The best way to help those affected in Joplin, Missouri at this time is to text the word JOPLIN to 864833. This will provide a $10.00 donation to the Heart of Missouri United Way, the organization that is helping to raise awareness, coordinate relief and raise disaster relief funds. Or you may mail your gift to 1700 East Pointe Drive, Suite 201, Columbia, MO 65201. To volunteer in their clean-up efforts, please contact the Heart of Missouri at (573) 443-4523.
To assist those affected by the tornado in Stewart County, a donation may be to the United Way of the Greater Clarksville Region, Disaster Relief Fund, 529 North Second Street, Suite 1, Clarksville, TN 37040 or by PayPal. All donations to the Disaster Relief Fund will be distributed to local agencies assisting in disaster relief. Donations of goods are not being collected at this time. If you would like to donate clothing, food or household items, please call 2-1-1 for a list of agencies needing those items.