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Tornado Relief Efforts

Funds set up to support Tornado Relief Efforts. Members of the KACF: the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas, Phillips County Community Foundation  and the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation have set up funds supporting the Tornado Relief Efforts.

In response to the recent tornadoes in Joplin, Mo., Reading, Kan., and surrounding areas, the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation is providing a quick and effective way to help support relief efforts. 

The Community Foundation has created two funds to pool donations - the Joplin Missouri Disaster Relief Fund and the Reading Kansas Disaster Relief Fund. Community Foundation staff will perform the due diligence to ensure that grants from both funds are awarded to organizations addressing the immediate needs of the victims of the tornadoes, such as providing food, shelter and medical care/supplies.  

If you would like to donate with your credit card, please call 816-842-7444 or visit the following links:

Donate to the Joplin Missouri Disaster Relief Fund

Donate to the Reading Kansas Disaster Relief Fund

If you would like to donate with a check, please send a check made payable to "Joplin Missouri Disaster Relief Fund" or "Reading Kansas Disaster Relief Fund" to:

Greater Kansas City Community Foundation

1055 Broadway, Suite 130

Kansas City, MO 64105

To grant from your fund online, enter "Greater Kansas City Community Foundation" as the grantee (organization) and in the grant purpose/special instructions box, type "Joplin Missouri Disaster Relief Fund" or "Reading Kansas Disaster Relief Fund." 

If your company would like to establish a disaster relief fund, contact Brenda Chumley at or 816-627-3409.


The Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas will be accepting monetary donations to support relief efforts in Joplin, MO.  As they have done in the past for natural disaster events, the CFSEK will serve as a central gathering point for donations for those wishing to provide support for others during difficult times.  100% of donations received will be utilized for relief efforts. 

Donations may be mailed to:

CFSEK/Joplin Disaster Relief

P.O. Box 1448

Pittsburg, KS  66762

Online Donations may be made by going to

If you would like to drop off your donation, the CFSEK office is located in the lower level of Commerce Bank in Pittsburg,  100 S.

 Broadway, Suite 100.


Phillips County Community Foundation (PCCF) has set up a fund for Joplin Relief efforts.  TAMKO Building Products, corporate office located in Joplin, MO. is head quarters for our Phillipsburg TAMKO plant. While the TAMKO campus itself was not effect, employees and their families were.  In an effort to show our support and encouragement to the Joplin Community, a fund has been set up supporting the relief efforts.

PCCF board and staff ensure the donated funds will be given to address the immediate and future needs for the victims of the Joplin tornado. 

Donations can be mailed to:

PCCF/Joplin Relief

P.O. Box 508
Phillipsburg, KS 67661

Donations also may be dropped off at any of the local Phillips County, KS banks or the PCCF office located at 205 F. Street, Suite 150 in Phillipsburg.


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