Since our last update several weeks ago, eight more Joplin-specific funds have been established to help the citizens, businesses and schools of Joplin with immediate and long-term needs as they face a daunting rebuilding process. Overall, more than 2,000 individual donations have been received by CFO and its Joplin-based affiliate, the Community Foundation of Southwest Missouri, Inc., totaling more than $2 million.
School Supplies for Joplin Kids Fund – The News-Leader established this fund to provide school supplies for Joplin students.
Forest Alumni Relief Fund – Forest Institute established this fund to assist alumni who have been affected by disaster, specifically the Joplin tornado at this time.
Cable One Joplin Tornado Relief Fund – Cable One established this corporate grantmaking fund to assist them with their fundraising efforts for the Joplin tornado relief.
City Pointe Beauty Academy Charitable Fund – The City Pointe Beauty Academy will host the H.E.R.O. (Helping Education Rebuild Opportunity) program to raise funds for Joplin Public Schools, Martin Luther School and St. Mary’s Elementary School to assist with tornado relief.
Project JOMO Fund – Russel Jay Gehrke esablished this fund to disburse to Missouri Enterprises to help Joplin community members who do not have the financial resources to be able to install storm shelters in their homes.
Friends of the Joplin Parks Fund – Joplin Parks and Recreation established this fund to use for tornado recovery and other parks’ needs as well.
Kiwanis Club of Ozark Empire Disaster Relief Fund – This giving circle fund was established by the Kiwanis Club of Ozark Empire to accept charitable donations for disaster relief. For now, grants will be made to assist Joplin tornado relief.
Joplin Schools Recovery Fund – This organizational capacity fund as part of the Joplin R-VIII School Foundation will assist the school district in its rebuilding efforts.