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How To Help The Tornado Victims Of Joplin, Mo.

By now you may have heard that the death toll from the tornado that hit Joplin, Missouri has claimed at least 89 lives. (Update: New reports say over 100 lives have been lost.)

Here are a few ways you can help:

The Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City has set up a fund.

The American Red Cross is providing food, shelter and emotional support in Missouri, Minnesota and other parts of the Midwest.

To make a donation to the American Red Cross’ Disaster Relief, visit its online donation page.

You can also call 1-800-RED-CROSS or text “REDCROSS” to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Contributions may also be sent to your local Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, D.C. 20013.

To donate to the United Way, call 417.624.0153.

The Salvation Army‘s emergency disaster services teams are helping to feed residents and first responders in Joplin; Reading, Kan.; and parts of Minnesota affected by the storms.

To donate to the The Salvation Army’s efforts, visit and click on the donation page.

You can call 1-800-SAL-ARMY and donors can text “JOPLIN” to 80888 to make a $10 donation. And you can mail a donation to Joplin Tornado Relief, The Salvation Army, 3637 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo. 64111

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