May 7, 2012
“Before Disaster Strikes: Lessons from Joplin”
Nonprofit Missouri, the collective voice to unite, strengthen and advance the nonprofit sector in Missouri, will be holding its annual professional development conference for nonprofit professionals on June 13 and 14. At just $75.00 for members and $100.00 for non-members, this is one of the most affordable professional development opportunities for Missouri’s nonprofit professionals.
The 2011 Joplin tornado showed the importance of nonprofits building and strengthening relationships and support systems. This conference will feature workshops presented on a variety of related topics and other pertinent subjects, as well as prominent keynote speakers on topical
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June 3, 2011
It’s been almost two weeks since the devastating tornado hit Joplin and the community is just starting to rebuild. An appropriately named website was recently launched - www.rebuildjoplin.org- to help the rebuilding efforts.
This is a site designed for 2 primary purposes: 1) connect needs with resources and help to organize, collect, and coordinate all of the various services that are trying to help Joplin right now, and 2) help keep as much of the relief money in Joplin as possible, to be used by the local community for the rebuilding of the community. The site has been endorsed by the City of Joplin as the official site for the rebuilding effort and how to get help or help Joplin, as well as by Fema, United Way 211, and the SWMO state representatives. FEMA recently said this is the best model they’ve seen and will recommend it to other cities to help with effective disaster relief.
Please take the time to visit this new site to learn how you can help. To find out how grantmakers in St. Louis have been providing support please visit our recent blog post- Responding to the Joplin Tornado.
May 23, 2011
Once again, Missouri has been devastated by a major storm this spring. This time, Joplin, Missouri was hit by a tornado that has killed at least 116 people and left over 2,000 buildings damaged.
We are in the process of gathering information from our member grantmakers on their response to the storm. We urge our members (and others in the community) to let us know how you are helping and plan to help.
For the latest news about storm recovery efforts, to make donations, or access resources please visit the below sites. As we learn about new resources we will keep this list updated.
Please note, volunteers are not yet needed, however there will be a time to do that and you can sign up here
through the United Way of Greater St. Louis and you will be contacted when there is a need.