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Assistance for Joplin, MO



Volunteer or Donate
To volunteer or make a donation for the people of Joplin, Missouri, you may call 2-1-1  or call direct at 800-427-4626.
Because Joplin is overwhelmed with unsolicited items (with few resources for sorting, packaging, transporting or warehousing), please confirm with Joplin officials which items are needed at this time.
Cash donations are best because it offers volunteer agencies the most flexibility in obtaining what they need.
United Way Worldwide is directing assistance for Joplin through the Heart of Missouri United Way. Click here to help with disaster relief in Joplin. OR, text JOPLIN to 864833 to give a gift of $10 to the effort.
If you have a quantity of a given item or class of item to donate, and you need help in determining which organizations to give to, you can make your offer through, click on Missouri.
Locate a loved one
Residents affected by the tornado wanting to notify friends and family that they are safe, should go to
If you are not able to go online, call 417-659-5464 to register or find someone who has registered.

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