Archive for October, 2011

MSSU to give $1k scholarships to Joplin students

October 31, 2011

JOPLIN, MO. (AP) – Missouri Southern State University plans to offer $1,000 scholarships to Joplin area students who were sophomores, juniors and seniors as of May of this year. The scholarships are being offered to students at Joplin High School, McAuley High School, College Heights Christian School and Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School. The university said in a news release Monday that all the students will get $1,000 each for the first academic year after they graduate. The Read More

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Ten for Joplin build still in need of donations

October 29, 2011

 JOPLIN, MO. – Oct. 29, 2011 – About 400 volunteers from the Tulsa and Joplin area joined hands and hearts today to raise the walls on 10 homes for tornado-impacted families. It’s a testament to the power of community and what can be accomplished when people come together to help those in need. The grassroots effort began with a few people from Tulsa asking how they could help after a visit to witness the May 22 EF-5 tornado’s devastation firsthand. Within a few Read More

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Ten for Joplin project

October 28, 2011

Beginning on Oct 29, Tulsa and Joplin Habitat for Humanity agencies are teaming together with hundreds of volunteers to build ten houses in sixteen days. The Ten for Joplin project will help place ten families impacted by the May 22 tornado into a home of their own. This project gives those in the surrounding areas a chance to contribute time and effort to help their neighbors in need in Joplin’s ongoing rebuilding process. A wall-raising ceremony will kick off the rebuilding blitz at 9 Read More

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PHOTOS: Behind the scenes of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

October 27, 2011

Head on over to our Facebook page www.facebook.com/helpjoplin  and view over 250 behinds the scenes photos from the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition reveal day! They “moved that bus!” for seven different families for their project “7 Homes in 7 Days” to help the people of Joplin. Read More

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Donation helps replace fire gear destroyed by tornado

October 26, 2011

JOPLIN, MO. (Oct. 26, 2011) – The tornado that hit Joplin in May caused unimaginable devastation throughout community. Not only were homes, schools and a major hospital damaged and destroyed, the fire department also suffered significant loss. One entire fire station and all of its equipment was demolished and two fire trucks were lost. Lockton Companies is partnering with Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company to donate $32,232 to the Joplin Fire Department to purchase two brush skid Read More

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Barry Manilow to present instruments to Joplin Schools

October 25, 2011

JOPLIN, MO. – Thursday, October 27, Barry Manilow and the Manilow Music Project will present more than $300,000 worth of instruments to the Joplin Schools music program. The event will take place at 10:30 am at Junge Stadium, 800 Junge Blvd, Joplin. The program will last 30 minutes and will include comments from Joplin Schools Superintendent Dr. CJ Huff, Joplin Mayor Mike Woolston, Joplin Schools Band Director Rick Castor, and Margie and Mike Fitterling who helped to coordinate the Read More

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Attorney General Koster obtains judgment against Georgia man in Joplin tornado charity fraud case

October 7, 2011

Jefferson City, Mo. – Attorney General Chris Koster said today the Jasper County Circuit Court has granted his motion for default judgment against Steve Blood, of Georgia, for fraudulently soliciting donations through the internet to help victims of the May 22 Joplin tornado. “Unfortunately, there are always those who will take advantage of unsuspecting consumers during times of tragedy,” Koster said, “Protecting the citizens of Joplin is this office’s number one goal, and we will Read More

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