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Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri delivers truckload of donated supplies to Oklahoma

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Photo courtesy Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri Photo courtesy Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri
Photo courtesy Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri Photo courtesy Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri
Photo courtesy Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri Photo courtesy Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri
Photo courtesy Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri Photo courtesy Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri

News release from Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri

Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri (CCSOMO) delivered a truckload of donated supplies to the tornado-devastated region of Moore, Oklahoma on the evening of May 31. During the week following the EF-5 tornado on May 20, CCSOMO began collecting donations for the storm survivors. A box truck was parked in the Hobby Lobby parking lot in Springfield and another truck was located at the Wal-Mart on Rangeline Road in Joplin. The most requested and needed items were collected, including shovels, tools, work gloves, plastic storage containers, diapers and baby items, and the donations were valued at over $50,000.  Cash donations of $3,000 were also collected.

The response touched the hearts of many volunteers who received and sorted the donations. For example, a young boy jumped out of his car to give his "security" stuffed animal so that the children of Oklahoma can feel "safe." Another group of eight co-workers took the list of most-needed items and shopped together to fill the list, spending approximately $1200. A Springfield TV personality walked up with his wife and, with tears in both their eyes, made a cash gift. A young woman donated diapers, wipes and ready-to-eat formula saying that she would be panicked if she did not have supplies for her baby.

The donations were delivered to disaster relief workers with Catholic Charities of Oklahoma City at a Multi-Agency Relief Center (MARC) location.

CCSOMO has also deployed four members of its Joplin staff to Oklahoma. These are experienced disaster relief case managers who will remain in Oklahoma to assist survivors for the next four weeks. 

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