Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU to all of you who have donated supplies to The Bridge. They are currently well supplied right now and ask that no additional material supplies be shipped while they work on setting up organizational systems for what is already coming in.
If you are heading to Joplin, you can check their Facebook Page for specific items they do still need. The needs are changing on a daily basis, so it’s best to check in on their page to see what specific items they need that day.
If you want to ship supplies, Frugal Fritzie (who lives in Joplin) is putting together an online donation drive:
Here’s a list of items that are currently needed:
* Non-Perishable Food
* First-Aid Supplies
* Over-the-counter Medications (especially pain relievers)
* Baby Supplies such as Diapers, Wipes, Baby Food, etc.
* Dog Food
* Cat Food
* Body Wash
* Laundry Detergent
* Cleaning Supplies
* Insect Repellent
* Paper Plates
* Work Gloves
* Note: Clothing is not needed at this time.
Connie’s Antiques in Joplin has moved to a new location that has a nice big storage in the back and Blake with Connie’s was more than happy to help & has agreed to have all items mailed there:
Disaster Relief/Frugal Fritzie
c/o Connie’s Antiques
5171 N. Main St.
Joplin, MO 64801
You can also use your Swagbucks to purchase items on Amazon for the MOPs Group in Joplin. Check out this wishlist of needed items here.
If you would like to give money, there are a number of relief organizations you can donate to listed here.
If you live in the local area and want to volunteer, or are looking for a donation drop-off point in a nearby city or state, check out the Joplin, MO Tornado Relief Facebook Page. There are numerous opportunities being listed there for volunteer help, as well as physical and monetary donations.
If you have found other specific ways to help, please leave them in the comments.