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Ways You Can Help our Neighbors in Joplin

Posted by Alan on May 25, 2011 9:22 AM | Filed in News | Comments (1)

helping-hand.pngHere are just a few of the various avenues for you to help those in Joplin:

The Northwest Arkansas area Rotary Clubs are collecting supplies to take to Joplin. The Fayetteville dropoff location will be a Savor Restaurant parking lot on north College Avenue on Wednesday and Thursday from 10 am to 7 pm each day. The trucks will go to Joplin on Friday morning. The requested items to be donated are:

·         Gatorade
·         Power/Energy bars
·         Personal Hygiene items- Toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, bath soap, deodorant, etc
·         New Bedding- Sheets, blankets etc.
·         New Bath Towels
·         Toilet Paper
·         Paper Towels
·         Female Products
·         Laundry soap
·         Baby Formula
·         Diapers
·         Wipes
·         Canned Milk
·         Tarps
·         Work Gloves
·         Flash Lights
·         Batteries

Ramay students are collecting basically the same items listed above. Ramay students are collecting items this week and next and will deliver the items to Joplin the week of June 6.  Community members can drop these items at Ramay between 7:30 and 4:00.

Leverett Elementary School students will hold a one-mile "Hike for Help" on June 8, and all proceeds will be donated to the Joplin relief efforts. To make a monetary pledge to sponsor a Leverett student in the hike, contact Karen Bley, Leverett counselor.

United Way's 2-1-1 will serve as a Disaster Recovery and Response Information Hub for NWA
Lowell, AR - United Way of Northwest Arkansas's 2-1-1 information and referral service is prepared to serve as an informational hub in the event of any disaster in Benton, Carroll, Madison and Washington Counties. We maintain regular contact with Emergency Management Officials in all four counties as well as area non-profits that would provide service meeting basic needs such as the American Red Cross and Salvation Army.
Information we would collect and distribute would include shelter locations, donation pick-up and drop-off locations, assistance locating loved ones through networks like "Safe and Well", lists of needed supplies, and volunteer management.
In the event of a catastrophic disaster, we are happy to be the conduit to secure and relay urgent information to the public. We would ask your assistance in partnering with us to secure official details as well as help disseminate information as it comes to us.
Update on Joplin, MO Relief Efforts
The United way of Northwest Arkansas (UWNWA) 2-1-1 service is working closely with the Missouri 2-1-1 service in aiding the residents of Joplin, MO affected by the recent tornado. We are receiving regular updates from contacts at Missouri 2-1-1, and communicating it to Arkansas 2-1-1 callers. Northwest Arkansas residents are encouraged to call 2-1-1 to get information on locating loved ones, volunteering information, donation drop off locations and recognized monetary donations organizations. For more information about Arkansas 2-1-1, please visit our website at http://www.arkansas211.org/ .


Posted by Coach Greg Matthews on May 27, 2011 7:54 AM

Can work with and coordinate teenagers in clean up and light construction. I'm a Building Trade instructor and have been with Habitat For Humaity for 25+ years.