- Tornado: Resources & relief
DONATE: Relief organizations establish separate funds for Joplin tornado victims
Donations ranging from bake sale proceeds to $1 million checks from Fortune 500 corporations have flowed in to support the Joplin area and its residents after the devastating May 22 tornado.
RESOURCE: FEMA cites list to guard against home-repair fraud
Working at a comfortable, relaxed pace and relying on old-fashioned common sense are probably the two best ways one can guard against potential home repair/improvement fraud, experts said Friday.
RESOURCE: Workshops planned to teach storm victims about possible scams
Safeguarding Joplin residents from fraudulent home repair and improvement scams related to the May 22 tornado will be the focus of a workshop today (May 17).
RESOURCE: Freeman issues update on patient accounts and physician locations
As the recovery from the tornado continues, Freeman Health System is issuing periodic updates to alert patients and others about changes in location and new services.
RESOURCE: FEMA registering households
At the close of business Wednesday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency had registered 9,062 households in Jasper County and 515 households in Newton County.
RESOURCE: City to answer questions for residents today at noon session
Residents who have questions about the tornado recovery process or the right-of-entry forms for expedited debris removal may talk to City Manager Mark Rohr and other city administrators today.
RESOURCE: Plenty of pets are up for adoption, but potential families should ask questions
Out of the 1,196 tornado-impacted animals, the Joplin Humane Society has returned more than 400 to their owners. But there still are plenty more animals available for adoption both in Joplin and at the SEK Humane Society in Pittsburg, which accepted overflow in recent weeks to provide relief.
RESOURCE: Red Cross moves shelter, residents to Webb City
After three weeks of living in the Red Cross shelter in Joplin, Virginia Davidson has a plan. “FEMA said a trailer should be ready in one or two weeks,” she said.
RESOURCE: Some banks waiving check-cashing fees for tornado victims
Five local banks have agreed to waive check-cashing fees for checks issued by the state of Missouri to help tornado victims and relief workers, according to a statement released Monday by state Treasurer Clint Zweifel.
RESOURCE: FEMA housing arrives at Crowder
The last time temporary housing was brought to Camp Crowder, it was to house soldiers training for combat in World War II. Now, the first FEMA shipment of mobile homes is rolling in to provide temporary housing for those left homeless by the May 22 tornado in Joplin.
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