The response in providing support and aid to our friends in Joplin has been incredible. As of Wednesday 5pm, close to 15K has been raised to provide Mystery Church with a strong foundation for their continued work in caring for their city in this time of devastation and disaster. To donate go here: Joplin Tornado Relief
Many of you have indicated a desire to provide practical aid in the form of supplies, and man power. We are currently in the process of coordinating workdays for all of you who wish to go and will be informing you via twitter @A29midwest. We appreciate your patience as we work with Steev Inge and his church in getting the logistics taken care of prior to your site visit.
I wanted to pass along some updates from @SteevInge via twitter that are helpful in creating awarness of the aid required at present.
FEMA meeting. "We need to have people stop just showing up. If u dont u will have a volunteer disaster to deal with alongside this disaster
Please don't go and buy any more supplies donate the same amount of money it will accomplish more right now
City is asking that teams please refrain from coming until AFTER memorial day. Rescue & recovery by professionals continues thru this week.
Agencies r saying that storage of donations r at or over capacity. Financial donations are & will be the greatest need.
As you consider providing support please let those who have been on the ground, who are working diligently in these initial days, tell us how we can help them best.