St. John's Group Email Details about bringing stuff for Joplin

1. Please bring the items listed below to church this week. 
bottled water
nonperishable food
children's clothing
flip flops
2.  Naomi Johnson's family will be transporting items from here to Joplin this Friday and next Friday. 
3.  Unless you have a key to church, please bring the items between 8 and 4:30 as that is when someone will be here. 
4.  Leave them either in the narthex upstairs or in the office next to mine downstairs. 
Thank you! 

St. John's Group Email FW: Joplin Tornado Relief

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Your gifts are needed to help tornado survivors in Joplin, Mo., where one of the deadliest twisters in U. S. history killed more than 100 people on May 22. Businesses and neighborhoods are leveled, including the homes of four teachers at Martin Luther School and some of the school's families.
The school and the Immanuel Lutheran Church parsonage also were damaged by this horrific storm, the latest in an onslaught of violent weather that has devastated Midwestern and Southern communities this spring.
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LCMS World Relief and Human Care

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St. John's Group Email FW: from Naomi Johnson about things in Joplin

Below is a message from Naomi Johnson whose brother is the principal at the Lutheran school in Joplin. 
We will collect the items listed in the email below at church and then Naomi's family will take them down the next two Fridays. 
Here's the email from Naomi and below that is an email from her mom:

My family is collecting donations of

bottled water

nonperishable food


children's clothes



Someone will be going to Joplin this Friday and the next Friday.  Any donations are appreciated.  Can we maybe have a drop spot at church?  Thanks so much!-Naomi





From: diane schamber []
Sent: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 9:53 AM
To: Yvonne Campbell; Wendy Studer; Wanda Hager; United Way Teresa; Stan Platke; Sarah Vert; Robert Mark; Johnson, Naomi; Melanie Russell; Marcia Schachtsiek; Kathy Johnson; Kathleen Brummond; Jill; Janelle Koch; Donna Frankenbach; Debbie Long; Darlene Murphy; Darlean Mohr; Beck Russell; Brooke Baldwin; Dustin Gorder; Eric Meyer; Janelle rudlaff; jhoffman; Joan DeLany;; Julie Hanlin;;; mfrier; Molly Steinke; Patricia.Russell; Penny Russell; Peter Danielsons; Rick Russell; Sandy Winner; Teresa Godman; Trudy Widmer;
Subject: FW: Joplin Info from LFCS


As most of you know, our son Jeremy is living in Joplin.  He is principal of Martin Luther School where 4 teachers have lost their homes.  He has accounted for all of the students at the school except for two families.  Jeremy said the devestation is absolutely horrible.  They are in great need of water.  We are planning to go down Friday, May 27th, early in the morning should anyone have anything they want us to take.  Jeremy, Kelli and Olivia are fine.  Their home was not hit.  The school sustained damage and it is unsafe to enter.  The parsonage also sustained a lot of damage.  Please, please, keep the people of Joplin in your prayers.  Thank you so much. . . . . Diane

Subject: Fw: Joplin Info from LFCS
Date: Tue, 24 May 2011 09:38:23 -0500



Sent: Monday, May 23, 2011 11:36 AM

Subject: Joplin Info from LFCS




·         For calls regarding needing a place to stay / sheltering refer to:


            Missouri Southern State University

Young Gym

3950 E. Newman Road

Joplin, MO 64801


·         For Red Cross services and information

o    Call 1-800-RedCross (1-800-733-2767)


·         For other resources in the Joplin area

o    211 on a landline

o    1-800-427-4626 on a cell phone


·         For people wanting to volunteer (211 will help coordinate the volunteer effort):

o    211 on a landline

o    1-800-427-4626 on a cell phone


·         For medical personnel wanting to volunteer in the Joplin area refer to:



·         To connect with family in the area



Please encourage individuals and congregations to support our recovery efforts by giving a donation to Lutheran Family and Children's Services – Disaster Response.  All designated funds will be used in Missouri to assist impacted families.


Jim Eckrich, LCSW
Director, School Services and Disaster Response
Lutheran Family and Children's Services of Missouri
8631 Delmar Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63124
Direct: 314-754-2726
Fax: 314-994-7405




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