Devastation of Joplin Missouri

joplin  photo by el clinto

Tornados are scary…you may go years without being anywhere near one…but if you do happen to get caught in one I can only imagine how helpless you’d feel.  The devastation caused by the tornado in Joplin is hard to imagine…I’m sure you’ve seen many of the pictures.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Joplin Missouri – I don’t know of anyone personally there, but I grew up only an hour or two from there and it seems awfully close to home.

If you’re able to help out – here’s an article in the Kansas City Star with different ways you can support the relief efforts:  Kansas City Star – Organizations Reaching out to Help Joplin.

Quick donations via phone:

•To support The Salvation Army Disaster Relief Efforts, people can text the word “JOPLIN” to 80888 for an automatic $10 donation; by calling 1-800-Sal-Army (1-800-725-2769) or by going to Donations may be mailed to The Salvation Army, 3637 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64111.

•To support the American Red Cross Disaster Relief, people can text the word “REDCROSS” to 90999 to make a $10 donation; by calling 1-800-Red-Cross (1-800-733-2767). Donations may be mailed to the Greater Kansas City Chapter, 211 W. Armour Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64114.

Finally – here’s a really intense video that was taken during actual tornado.  It’s primarily just audio, but you can really feel the fear and intensity that people were going through.


If you can’t see the video – you can also find it here:

Give your kids some extra attention today…

Shawn Kinkade  Kansas City Business Coach