The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Tornado: Donate & volunteer

June 2, 2011

DONATE:: Humphreys family makes large donation to rebuild Joplin schools, offers challenge grant

JOPLIN, Mo. — Joplin residents David and Debra Humphreys are making a personal gift of $250,000 to Joplin schools for the tornado rebuilding and recovery efforts. The Humphreys are also offering a Matching Challenge Grant of an additional $250,000. The check will be presented during a press conference at 1 p.m. today at the Joplin Schools Administration Building located at 1717 E. 15th Street.

“We’re doing this to support the rebuilding of the infrastructure of the school system which is vital to our community,” David Humphreys, president and chief executive officer of Joplin-based TAMKO Building Products, Inc., said in a statement.

He added: “We would also like to encourage other individuals and businesses to give to Joplin schools’ efforts to support the rebuilding of Joplin. In addition, this gift is made in memory of my grandfather John E. Humphreys who served for 50 years as the superintendent of schools in Ashland, Kan., and who always emphasized the importance of a good education.”


Text Only
Tornado: Donate & volunteer

Given that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that electronic devices and communications are protected from searches and seizure without a warrant, do you think Missouri needs Amendment 9 added to its constitution?

A. Yes.
B. No.
     View Results

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
NDN Video
Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US