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St Mary's Catholic Church and School in Joplin receives $300,000 to help with new facility

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Updated December 4:  At a presentation today, the Community Foundation of Southwest Missouri announced it is giving a $300,000 grant from the Joplin Recovery Fund to St. Mary's Catholic Church and School.

The grant is intended to help St. Mary's construct a new facility and return to its mission of serving the faith-based community and the poor of Joplin. St. Mary's facilities were completely destroyed in the May 22, 2011 EF-5 tornado.

 

Posted December 3, 2013:  NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SOUTHWEST MISSOURI

The Community Foundation of Southwest Missouri, Inc. will make a significant grant from the Joplin Recovery Fund to St. Mary's Catholic Church and School at 9 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 4 at Hardy, Wrestler, & Associates CPA, 2430 Jackson Ave., Joplin.

The grant, the amount of which will be revealed at the presentation, is intended to help St. Mary's construct a new facility and return to its mission of serving the faith-based community and the poor of Joplin. St. Mary's facilities were completely destroyed in the May 22, 2011 EF-5 tornado.

If you are unable to make it to the grant presentation, the CFSWMO will provide a news release and photo from the event.

The Community Foundation of Southwest Missouri established the Joplin Recovery Fund to support mid- and long-term community redevelopment efforts to rebuild from the deadly tornado that struck on May 22, 2011. To date, more than $3.2 million in grants have been awarded from the Joplin Recovery Fund to Joplin-area nonprofits to help further this mission.

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