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Help Joplin Tornado Victims‎

A deadly spring continued in the American South and Midwest as more tornadoes cut swaths of destruction through Missouri and Minnesota.

What was once unimaginable is now reality: homes destroyed, livelihoods lost, loved ones missing or gone. Workers from the American Red Cross know that people not only need supplies to keep up their physical well-being, such as food and water, but they also need emotional support.

President Barack Obama is expected to travel to Joplin on Sunday to meet with people affected by these tornadoes. Obama told CNN, “We are going to do absolutely everything we can to make sure they recover.”

Starting on Thursday, May 26th, the American Red Cross will be manning 5 emergency aid stations in Joplin. People will be able to go to these locations to seek information, pick up snacks, water and clean up supplies. There will also be trained Red Cross workers to provide emotional support or first aid. Locations are subject to change in the event of inclement weather. This note will be updated if information changes.

For more information, please call 1-800-RED-CROSS (733-2767).

1. 2727 McClelland Blvd., Joplin MO 64804 – near St. John’s Hospital

2. 1301 S, Duquesne Road, Joplin MO 64804 –Duquesne Elementary

3. 2201 W. 24th Street, Joplin MO 64804 – Cecil Floyd Elementary

4. 1323 E. 28th Street, Joplin MO 64804 – Kelsey Norman Elementary

5. 301 E. 19th Street, Joplin MO 64804 – Emerson Elementary

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This entry was posted on May 26, 2011 by in Disaster Response.

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