Monday, May 23, 2011

Drop Off Sites for Joplin Tornado Relief

Here is the first bit of information for dropping off your donations for tornado relief.  I will try to add more to this post within the next few days as I learn about them. I am taking these directly off the Internet, but have not personally verified any, so you may want to look up the phone number and make a call before driving.
  • High Blue Wellness Center, 16400 Mullen Road, Belton, MO, (in Wallace Park) is a drop off point for donations to Joplin.  Immediate needs include socks, clothing, personal hygiene items, bottled water, batteries, flashlights & generators. Items can be dropped off in the pool party room at the center.

  • The New Life Community Church, 16111 Vicie Avenue in Belton, MO, is accepting donations for tornado victims. They are especially looking for items like prepackaged food, water, bedding, clothes and medical supplies.

  • Bishop Miege High School, 5041 Reinhardt Drive, Shawnee Mission, Kansas 66205.  They collected water, blankets, towels, boots, flashlights, batteries and radios.  They do not want clothes at this time.  The group also has a truck in the KCTV5 parking lot where people can continue the giving. The truck will be at KCTV5 until 8 p.m. Monday and again from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
  • Summit Christian Academy and GracePointe Church in Lee’s Summit will make a trip to Joplin to drop off supplies Wednesday morning. They are looking for donations of bottled water, clothes, medical supplies, gas cans, generators, extension cords, non-perishable food items, toiletries and baby items including diapers, wipes, formula.  Drop off locations Summit Christian Academy, 1500 S.W. Jefferson St., Lee’s Summit.  Drop off times are until 4:30 p.m. today and 7:30 to 4:30 Tuesday.


CheapbyChoice said...

Please donate new items!!! I recently read that after the tornadoes in Alabama that people were donating leftover garage sale items that included dirty underwear and broken toys. This only creates new problems.

Annie Jones said...

While I appreciate the sentiment, I know that not everyone who would like to help can afford to go out and buy new items to donate.

No one needs dirty clothing or broken toys, but High Blue Wellness Center has specified on their FB page that used items are just fine. They do, however, recommend that clothing be washed before being donated.

Lindsay said...

This is a great post to give people information on how to help. My husband and I drive through Missouri and Joplin often to make the trek to Texas to pick the kids up and I hope that Joplin can recieve the help they need. I will be looking through my home to see what I have to mail out. I hear there are more storms coming. I pray there are no tornados :(