Media alert -Correction

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MEDIA ALERT – for immediate release

Contact in Joplin: Lu Esposito – Phone:202-674-3583 – Email:

Contact in Springfield: Joann  Moore – Phone: 417-839-3989 – Email:


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





Friday, May 27, 2011 – 8:00AM until 6:00 until further notice



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.     2104 Indiana Ave., Joplin MO 64804 –Joplin Senior High School




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




Floods are among the most frequent and costly natural disasters. Conditions that cause floods include heavy or steady rain for several hours or days that saturates the ground. Flash floods occur suddenly due to rapidly rising water along a stream or low-lying area.

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