Joplin Relief Fund
Our hearts go out to the families of Joplin, Missouri. The Missouri Nurses Foundation created a relief fund to assist Joplin area nurses and was successful in raising over $23,500!!
100% of the donations received will go directly toward Joplin relief.
We have collected over $24,500!!! Donations have flooded in from our fellow state nurses associations all across the United States. We have also had donations from as far away at Italy and Qatar!!! The outpouring of generosity is overwhelming.
Over 340 nurses came by the MNF Relief Effort Event on Friday, July 29, 2011!! We distributed lots of goodies and gathered information to determine the best use of the funds. Donations will be accepted until August 22. The Assistance Forms will be reviewed after that date and the funds will be distributed as quickly as possible. The Nurses Helping Nurses - Joplin Relief Effort Press Release
Some comments from our generous contributors:
- Nurses stand up for one another. Take care. - Briget (Arvada, Colorado)
- The people of Joplin are in my thoughts and prayers. So proud of the amazing work of the RNs and other healthcare personnel who are assisting with the relief efforts. - Tina (Albany, New York)
- God Bless all of you, from a South Dakota CRNA! - Paul (Sioux Falls, South Dakota)
- May God Bless Everyone in Joplin MO. - Lynn (Ashburn, Virginia)
- Wish with all my heart I could be there to help all of you out. My prayers and condolences to all of you. - Karen (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
- Joining other CRNAs to help the victims of this horrible catastrophe. - William (Miami, Florida)
- My thoughts are with all of you... - Janet (Fort Collins, Colorado)
- God Bless the people of Joplin and the nurses who are in the trenches. - Madonna (Farmington, Missouri)
- From one heart nurse, to the nurses in MO reaching out with their hearts; hope this helps. - Chris (Westford, Massachusetts)
- My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I can not imagine what you nurse's had to go through taking care/evacuating patients while knowing your life was at risk. It really shows what a caring profession nursing is. - Patricia (Columbus, Ohio)
- The entire nursing community is in my prayers, and for those of you who have suffered the loss of loved ones, i pray that you will feel some healing peace. May God grant you the strength and wisdom and courage to move forward with bring your community back. Please know that your brothers and sisters within the profession are praying mightily that you might feel God's presence and peace. - Barbara (Daytona Beach, Florida)
- As a former Joplinite, my heart is with you all the way from Doha, Qatar. Midwest people have more strength than any I know. - Linda (Riverton, Kansas)
- From one nurse to another, or many others, we continue to pray for you and admire your selfless service to your patients, in spite of your own losses. - Shirley (Columbia, Missouri)
- May you find the strength to rise above. You are heroes, everyday! - Rhonda (Oregon, Illinois)
- May all the nurses who were at St. Johns and all who are helping be blessed for serving in such a difficult time. - Linda (Pueblo, Colorado)
The City of Joplin has established the following phone numbers: Individuals wanting to donate their time should call 417-625-3543, volunteer groups (churches, businesses, etc.) should call 314-623-9991. Volunteers wanting to donate items can call 417-625-3542.
211 Missouri (United Way): www.211missouri.org
Nurses or doctors looking to help can call (417) 832-9500 for the Greater Ozarks chapter of the Red Cross.
Medical professionals can register at Show Me Response: www.showmeresponse.org
Photos of St. John's Hospital: exterior and interior
Stories of Mercy in Joplin
To find loved ones you’ve lost communication with in Joplin: www.safeandwell.org
The Blood Center of the Ozarks has issued a Code Red Alert for type O negative blood: www.cbco.org
City of Joplin
Joplin, MO Tornado Recovery
Joplin Tornado Citizen Checks
St. John’s Health System
Joplin People Accounted for After the Storm
Joplin Tornado Debris. Lost and Found
Wedding Dresses for Tornado Victims