From staff reports
DUQUESNE, Mo. —
Joplin officials have found a source that may help provide weather radios to residents of Duquesne.
City Manager Mark Rohr, working with city officials at Duquesne and the United Way of Southwest Missouri and Southeast Kansas, are working on a grant application to provide radios.
The city of Joplin last week distributed 4,000 radios to Joplin residents. A Duquesne woman last week contacted the Globe and expressed frustration that she stood in line at a fire station to get a weather radio and was turned down because she did not live in Joplin.
The Joplin radios were purchased with money from a fund, the Tornado First Response Fund, designated for use to help Joplin residents, city officials said.
“We realized that due to the structure of the First Response Fund bylaws, which specifically state donated funds are to assist citizens of Joplin, we needed to find another funding source to help our friends in Duquesne,” said Rohr.
If the grant application is approved, details about how to obtain the radios will be announced.