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Red Cross Tornado Response Update



Response to Tornadoes in Joplin, MO


The American Red Cross will be providing emergency assistance at 5 fixed locations in Joplin Missouri. Services include:

·         First Aid and Emergency Health Services

·         Mental Health Services

·         Distribution of bulk items, such as recovery kits, toiletries

·         Items needed for clean-up such as gloves, rakes and masks

·         Water and snacks





Wednesday, May 25, 2011 – 8:00AM until 6:00PM



Locations :



1.     2727 McClelland Blvd., Joplin MO 64804 – near St. John’s Hospital

2.     1301 S, Duquesne Road, Joplin MO 64804 –Duquesne Elementary

3.     2201 W. 24th Street, Joplin MO 64804 – Cecil Floyd Elementary

4.     1323 E. 28th Street, Joplin MO 64804 – Kelsey Norman Elementary

5.     301 E. 19th Street, Joplin MO 64804 – Emerson Elementary




In addition the Red Cross shelter remains open:

Missouri Southern State University

3950 Newman Road

Joplin ,MO 64801


About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or join our blog at

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Joann Moore

Public Relations/Fundraising

American Red Cross

1545 N. West Bypass

Springfield, MO  65803

417-832-9500, ext. 107

Fax 417-866-3649




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