KMBC 9 News and the American Red Cross are teaming up to help the victims of the Joplin tornado. Dial (855) 230-2150 to make your donation to the Red Cross.If lines are busy, you can also text 90999 to donate $10 to the Red Cross.Volunteers from the Red Cross, H&R Block and AT&T will be answering the phones until 10:30 p.m. You can also donate online by going to the Red Cross website: Click here to donate online.
Missourians interested in volunteering to help with relief efforts can call 800-427-4626. Those with medical skills can go to ShowMeResponse.org Missourians wishing to make donations to help with the relief effort can go to the Missouri Dept. of Emergency Management or call 800-427-4626 or 211.
- Convoy of Hope's disaster response team has been in contact with emergency management officials to determine how best they can assist with responding to the disaster. The first truckload of essential supplies such as water, snacks and ready-to-eat meals was transported this morning to the Missouri Southern State University in Joplin. More supplies will be following as Convoy of Hope works with local emergency officials to determine what locations and products will best serve the response. Those wanting to help can make a secure online donation at www.convoyofhope.org or can make a $10 text donation by texting the word, CONVOY to 50555. Standard message and date rates apply.
- The Salvation Army is providing emergency relief services to survivors and first responders of the Joplin tornado. The Army has mobilized four feeding units in impacted areas of the city and are offering food and beverages. The organization is also providing relief services in other impacted cities that were hit by tornadoes over the weekend, including: Minneapolis; Reading, Kan.; and Grove and Ketchum, Okla. There are four ways to help:
Text the word "Joplin" to 80888 to make a $10 donation.