PALM BEACH, Fla., May 26, 2011 - On Sunday, May 22, Joplin, Missouri was struck by what is being considered one of the deadliest tornadoes of recent history. More than 120 lives have been taken, 2,000 homes demolished, one of the city's two hospitals is in ruins, stores have been ravaged and several hundred small businesses have been destroyed.
With rescue and relief efforts currently underway, below is a list of resources and ways you can help:
American Red Cross Safe and Well Register yourself or search for someone. Concerned family and friends can search the list of those who have registered themselves as “safe and well” by clicking on the “Search Registrants” button. The results of a successful search will display a loved one’s first name, last name and a brief message.
The United Way of Greater St. Louis' 2-1-1 Storm Recovery At this time, officials are conducting disaster assessments. The agency wants to make sure that volunteers are safe and productive so volunteer opportunities will not be available until assessments are complete. If you are interested in volunteering to help people impacted, please sign up below. United Way will use this contact information to notify you about emergency volunteer needs as they become available.
Emergency System for Advance Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals (ESAR-VHP) a federal program created to support states and territories in establishing standardized volunteer registration programs for disasters and public health and medical emergencies.
Joplin, MO Tornado Recovery Find out how to help those suffering from the Joplin, MO tornado. To find disaster information, shelter information and referrals, please call 800-427-4626.
City of Joplin Police and fire officials are strongly encouraging anyone who does not have a home in the affected area to please stay clear of the damage site.
Wells Fargo Donations to "United for Joplin"
Wells Fargo donors, please click here to donate to the "United for Joplin" Tornado Relief Fund.
Thank you for LIVING UNITED for Joplin!