The death toll from the deadly tornado a week ago in Joplin, Missouri today stands at 139, with at least 105 still missing, and more than 900 injured. This was posted today by Brother Craig Carter on Facebook about relief efforts at the Scottish Rite Valley of Joplin.
Scottish Rite, Valley of Joplin
We are offering free hot meals to any relief workers or volunteers.
We can use people in the kitchen, drivers, and people to pass out food and water.
Short answer on whether help is needed----yes, absolutely yes, hell yes.
Hey everyone! If you are planning on coming out, the things To bring are energy drinks, Gatorade, and chocolate anything. We go through about a thousand pounds of meat a day, if you're going to bring us meat, bring a way to keep it cool. Thanks everyone!!!
We were out there today helping. If you or someone you know plans on volunteering anytime this week, please post it here so we can have a good idea of what kind of headcount we are looking at. And while you're at it, you could always post what you intend to bring so we can have an idea of whats coming and when. Thank you everyone!!!
We prepared and delivered 2,000 meals. We had 50 guys/gals there, and we worked our tails off. We had approximately 8 vehicles (4 persons per) running chow into the affected area, the rest of the folks were flying around a huge kitchen getting everything into boxes and ready for transportation. Moreover, they are going to try and serve supper tomorrow. The Scottish Rite is going to try to keep this going for three weeks.
Short answer on whether help is needed----yes, absolutely yes, hell yes. Work starts at 7 am
For regular updates, keep checking the Scottish Rite Orient of Missouri website.
Please contact the Valley’s office at (417) 623-3219 if you would like to help. If you would like to make a donation, you may send a check payable to the Scottish Rite Valley of Joplin with the notation “tornado disaster relief”.
Scottish Rite Valley of Joplin
Attention: Richard Lowrey
505 S. Byers
Joplin, MO 64801