Melissa via Crowdrise
June 06, 2011
BENEFITING: American Red Cross
Current goal: Let's get $500 raised to assist the tornado victims in Joplin, MO by June 30! It will take lots of teamwork and support from my fellow Crowdrisers/"do-gooders," but we can do it!!
As many of you may know, a devastating tornado ripped through the densely-populated Missouri town of Joplin yesterday (Sunday). The death toll is expected to keep rising, and it is already up to 116 people (the last I heard). On top of that, much of the town including homes, hospitals, schools, and more are destroyed. Let's come together, and do what we can to get funds to these people and this community to help them rebuild!! Please do what you can!!!
I wanted to be able to set up this project for people to donate to the Ozarks region chapter of the Red Cross because it directly serves Joplin, MO, but right now that chapter is not available as a charity on Crowdrise, so until it is my hope is that many of you can help this way because I'm sure the funds we raise here will help Joplin in some way since the tornado just hit on Sunday, and because of the extensive damage it caused!! Let's work together, and do something to help the Joplin, MO tornado victims, and if in the process we help other diaster victims, that's a great thing, too!! Let's just do something because the people in Joplin as well as people around the country and all over the world really, really need our help!!!!!