Below, you can find links to resources in case you want to donate to the disaster relief in Joplin, Missouri. The devastation is terrifying and every little bit counts.
Text "REDCROSS" to 90999 to make a $10 donation, or visit the website http://www.redcross.org to donate, give blood or volunteer.
Donations to AmeriCares can be made online or by phone at 1-800-486-HELP.
Those wanting to help can text the word "CONVOY" to 50555 to make a $10 donation. You can also donate online or by calling 1-417-823-8998.
The Heart of Missouri United Way has established the Tornado Relief Fund to help victims. Text "JOPLIN" to 864833 to make a $10 donation, or call 1-573-443-4523.
The United Way of Greater St. Louis is accepting donations on the web and volunteers to help those impacted in the Joplin area. Those interested in volunteering should list their availability and expertise on their Joplin Storm Recovery Volunteer Form. For more opportunities to volunteer with United Way, call 1-800 427-4626.
The Salvation Army's disaster-relief efforts in Joplin can be supported by texting "JOPLIN" to 80888 to make a $10 donation. You can also donate through their website or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY.
World Vision is now expanding its tornado relief to include the Joplin area. It has sent a team there to determine the most urgent needs. Text"'TORNADO" to 20222 to give a $10 donation. You can also donate online or call 1-888-511-6443 to support World Vision's effort.
Health professionals interested in volunteering are asked to sign up on the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Show-Me Response website.