Community Involvement In Rebuilding

Restore Moore/Restore Joplin

As many of you know in the past 2 years two towns have been devastated by two EF5 tornadoes. Moore and Joplin. These cities are coming together. There are many ways to help both communities, and one is based right here in Joplin Missouri..It is a place that makes T-shirts now who else doesn’t love a t-shirt…I do

These T-shirts come in Variety of colors plus they benefit 2 different communities affected by Tornadoes.

They will ship them to you, and have already shipped them all over the country for Joplin and would love to have you purchase a shirt from them.

Restore Joplin.

There are so many benefits to purchasing a T-shirt through Them. They have donated to organizations to community events.

Restore Joplin2

This what the shirts will look like on the front with their respected cities. Joplin has a light gray t-shirt style and are $ a piece.

Restore Moore is different. You have a black one as seen in the picture close by…and they have a gray one and a crimson and white one. These are priced @ $.

Now if you are a native of Joplin Missouri ARea you can by them locally. They are the Following places: Binky Guy Textiles @ 512 North Main in Joplin Missouri. Mystery Church @ 514 South Main in Joplin Missouri. Dr. Fly’s Salon in Joplin and Carthage Missouri. Last but not least Freeman Hospital Gifts in Joplin Missouri.

Samaritan’s Purse

Samaritan’s Purse puts on many many hats during Disaster relief efforts. They come in right at the very beginning. They stay for a few years. They do so much more than clean up. They have teams who come in and clean up. They have teams who come in after all the disaster clean-up and start the rebuilding process of survivor homes. They come in teams each from a different place.  They have a heart to help those who have lost everything.

Samaritan's Purse

Samaritan’s Purse (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Samaritan’s Purse helped my family salvage, and cleaned the entire lot right after the Joplin Tornado. They are doing the same in Moore, OK and other places throughout the United States. Samaritan’s Purse is such a special type of relief efforts. They care not for just those who come into serve but also for the survivors. Each home receives a Bible given to them by the entire team who has served in cleaning up their home.

Samaritan’s Purse has now headed to Colorado to help with the survivors who have lost everything in the Colorado Wildfires.

Operation Blessing

Many of us have heard or at least have watched The 700 Club on either ABC Family or Trinity Broadcasting Network. The 700 Club has a unique way to help families. When Disaster strikes, just like Samaritan’s Purse, they are there. They head out with team also working along side the disaster survivors. Click Here to give to Operation Blessing. Please Click here to Volunteer for Operation Blessing.

Local Churches in the communities of Disasters are also a great place to donate to. They wisely use the funds for each disaster area.  Hurricane Sandy devastated a large area of the Northeast. The local churches are housing Samaritan’s Purse and Operation Blessing. The Midwest Area has 2 areas that Samaritan’s Purse is in plus other church groups form partnerships with churches in the area to do relief efforts plus rebuilding.

As we all may have families that have been devastated by all these disasters. We can come in and support them. For example, my extended family on my mother’s side had given us a set of new clothes. A cousin asked his sunday school class for donations to give to those who have lost their homes.

I know that there is no way to help with special memories that were lost in the storms such as pictures, but I have a way to get them back to each and everyone’s hands who have gone through the Joplin and Moore Tornado.

Lost Photos of the Joplin Missouri Tornado, has been delivering photos to family members since that fateful night of May 22nd. They have reunited well over , photos and their family member (mine included). They have several ways to get ahold of them.

1. Facebook:

2. Website:

Joplin’s Photo rescue is also on Twitter and Flickr.

The Lost Photos of Moore Oklahoma has a very similar page to the Joplin Tornado lost photos.


National Rescue address is:

Convoy of Hope is a organization based in helping out survivors who have survived and are helping them get back up upon their feet. They are based in Springfield Mo, about 70 miles from the Joplin Area.

English: Slidell, La., 9/5/05 -- Convoy of Hop...

Convoy of Hope helps in disaster areas and around the globe in third world communities.  Go Here to Donate. Go Here to Volunteer. The picture on the right shows some of what donating to convoy of hope and what they can bless communities with when a disaster strikes. Just noticed on the Convoy of Hope Website that you can go as a team to Haiti or El Salvador (El Salvador is completly booked but Haiti isn’t!)

As you look around you, remember that there are those who live in a circumstance they didn’t choose. The disaster circumstances differ from just an individual. They differ from someone who has a regular life, and a survivors life changes. They will Endure it. Endure and be strong than what they were before.

Yet you want to help Those who have lost everything to all these disaster. Yes there are several facebook pages to Like and to get caught up with what the survivors need for moving forward.

There are a few more links for you…

1. Joplin Tornado Info links…This is the personal list of mine made public so yes you can click on the interest button.

2. Moore Oklahoma Tornado Info— this will lead you to what is happening in Moore Oklahoma, and what can be done for the survivors.

Organizations who take donations for Storm Survivors

31 Days of Prayer for Moore Ok2

31 Days of Prayer for Joplin Missouri

The Hope that Carried me Through

Encouraging Words for the Brokenhearted

How to Help Moore Okr3

GriefLessonSeries God’s Peace = My Peace

As I close, I pray you can use this information to the best of your ability and make a wise choice in whom you are to donate to. They are all reputable organizations to donate to besides your own home church or a local sister church in the areas of disaster.



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