Tuesday, May 24, 2011

BEAT BYTE: 7 Ways to Help Joplin from CoMo

Columbia Rallies to Help Joplin After the Tornado
I realize this is the third email in as many days, but we had a tremendous response from Heart Beat readers announcing ways to help Joplin after yesterday's note.  Most of these events are going on this week so need to get the word out now.  I've included the name and contact information of the person or persons who sent the information along to us.
You can donate virtually anything by selecting the right venue below. 

KRCG/Red Cross telethon for Joplin relief efforts
DONATE NOW:  CALL 573-644-6440
All the money goes directly to Joplin tornado victims.
Stephanie Backus
Interactive Managing Editor

Joplin Needs Shoes!
Columbia Board of REALTORS® Collecting Shoes from
2309 I70 Dr. N.W.
Columbia, MO 65202
We have all seen and heard the reports about the tornado in Joplin last night.  Everyone in the REALTOR® family is wondering what we can do to help in the relief efforts.  Kim Cox, the Joplin AE, has specifically asked for shoes.  The Columbia Board of REALTORS® is collecting shoes—all kinds and all sizes—to send to Joplin.   Your generosity is greatly appreciated.  Thank you for keeping the people of the Joplin area in your thoughts and prayers.
CJ Strawn  ABR, CRS, GRI
Realtor and Real Estate Consultant

KFRU Radio 1400 AM and the Columbia Board of Realtors will be in the Schnuck's parking lot with REALTORS® Shannon O'Brien and Brent Gardner KFRU Tuesday and Wednesday morning, from 6 - 10am, collecting shoes. 
We need men’s, women’s and children’s shoes.   Grab your old (but not gross, still sturdy, etc.) sneakers and come see Shannon O'Brien and Brent Gardner and the CBOR staff at Schnucks!  We will also collect shoes at the CBOR office all day today, tomorrow and until noon on Wednesday!
G. Michael Brown
Chief Executive Officer
Columbia Board of REALTORS®

The MU Center for Family Policy is collecting donation of supplies that will help the infants, toddlers, and preschoolers in Joplin who have been affected by the tornado.  They made a similar delivery to Mississippi after Katrina. 

Collection point:     
Center for Family Policy & Research
1400 Rock Quarry Road
Entrance 6 (northwest corner of the warehouse)
Columbia, MO 65211
Donations can be dropped off according to the following schedule:
Tuesday (May 24)          7:30am – 7:30pm
Wednesday (May 25)     7:30am – 7:30pm
Thursday (May 26)          7:30am – 7:30pm
Friday (May 27)              7:30am – 6pm
What you can donate:
Infant formula
Diapers and wipes
Baby bottles
Sippy cups

Food for infants
Stuffed animals
Children’s books
Baby/toddler/preschoolers clothes

Food for toddlers
Toys for infants
Toys for toddlers
Toys for preschoolers

Bottled water
Crib sheets
Crib blankets
Latex gloves

Paper plates
Paper bowls
Plastic utensils
All items will be distributed in Joplin at a central distribution location in approximately one-week.  
To make a financial contribution, please make checks out to: CMAEYC  and write “Joplin” in the subject line.  For further information, please contact: Jackie Hawks (573-884-3564) / Scottjac@missouri.edu

Philip G. Peters, Jr.
Ruth L. Hulston Professor of Law
School of Law, 314 Hulston Hall
University of Missouri

United For Joplin fundraiser
Thursday, May 27
The Museao
3500 Buttonwood Drive in Columbia, Mo.
5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Sponsored by the Heart of Missouri United Way, companies of Museao, and KOMU 8.   We are asking that individuals provide donations, which are tax deductible through the United Way.   We are also asking for local businesses to begin fundraising within their own company. All funds collected will go directly to the community of Joplin for recovery efforts.
Live entertainment and appetizers will be provided.  A live telethon produced by KOMU 8 will be hosted by Sarah Hill and broadcast worldwide.   During the telethon, community leaders will be answering donation calls.

Tim Rich
Executive Director
Heart of Missouri United Way
Brent Beshore
Marty Siddall
General Manager


D Rowe’s Restaurant will be doing a food collection drive by the restaurant on Saturday.   All items will be staged at the Food Bank for deployment to Joplin when SEMA allows us in. 
D Rowe’s Restaurant
1005 Club Village Drive
Columbia, MO 65203-4406
(573) 443-8004
Peggy Kirkpatrick
Central Missouri Food Bank

Operation Give: COMO Cares
Saturday, May 28 · 9:00am - 9:00pm
Columbia Mall - Sears Parking Lot
Collection site for blankets, pillows, small amounts of clothing, toilet paper, tooth brushes, diapers, bottled water, and factory seal food items.
Fry-Wagner Moving Co. has agreed to transport the items to the Salvation Army in Joplin.

Visit the Operation Give -- COMO Cares Facebook Page at:

For friends and family to check on their loved ones and for victims to let their friends and family know they are safe: https://safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/index.php

Shelter location
Missouri Southern State College
3950 E. Newman Road in Joplin
Leggett & Platt Athletic Center 

Spontaneous Volunteers (Non Medical):  (800) 427-4626 or 2-1-1 

Medical Volunteers: https://www.showmeresponse.org/ 
Local Red Cross (Greater Ozarks Chapter): (417) 832-9500            
Mental Health reports they are trying to locate individuals that they currently provide service to.
They are asking these people to contact the 1-800 Mental Health Crisis Hotline at 1-800-494-7355. 
Columbia Professional Fire Fighters Local 1055

Mike MartinThe Columbia Heart Beat
CIRCULATION:  Roughly 9,200

1 comment:

  1. Just wanted to give a big shout out to Columbia for all they've done for us in Joplin. You are an AMAZING city with tender hearted folks and we appreciate all of you!!! Thanks again and know should you all ever need support for anything...we got your back!

    Very sincerely yours, Kim Cox.