Red Cross Apartment Fire Update

August 25, 2010
Red Cross Apartment Fire Update

Joplin, MO –

Red Cross volunteers have assess the need for continuing shelter services and have determined to close the shelter at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church effective Wednesday, August 25, at 7am.

Red Cross volunteers will continue to operate the victim casework service center at the Independent Living Center will remain open until 5pm Wednesday, August 25.

Thursday, August 26, caseworkers will move to the Chapter office located at 410 S. Jackson in Joplin, between the hours of 8:30am and 4pm. Those needing further assistance may contact the office at 417-624-4411.

The American Red Cross relies upon highly trained volunteers to respond to disasters such as this in our community. Those wishing to learn more about volunteer opportunities may attend a free orientation on Saturday, September 11, 9am- 1pm at the Red Cross office. To register, call the office at 417-624-4411.

Financial contributions to the Disaster Relief Fund may mailed to the Joplin Office of the American Red Cross at 410 S. Jackson, Joplin, MO 64804.

Help people affected by disasters like apartment fires by donating to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. On those rare occasions when donations exceed Red Cross expenses for a specific disaster, contributions are used to prepare for and serve victims of other disasters. Your gift enables the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance to victims of all disasters. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish). Contributions to the Disaster Relief Fund may be sent to your local American Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013. Internet users can make a secure online contribution by visiting

Kerstin Landwer
Executive Director of Development
American Red Cross
Greater Ozarks Chapter
410 S. Jackson
Joplin, MO 64801
(417)624-2391 fax

You are invited to one of our “Red Cross Experience” open house luncheons that we hold each month. They are always the second Wednesday of each month. Please call me at (417) 624-4411 RSVP.


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