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Hillsborough County, FL Emergency Management
Thursday May 26th, 2011 :: 04:32 p.m. EDT


Important Guidance on Helping the Missouri Tornado Recovery Effort

Critical resources are being redirected from the important work of response and relief to managing what has become a crush of unneeded donated items.

Your help is urgently needed to stem the flow of unneeded goods and volunteers into Joplin.

The following guidelines were developed by a coalition of government, voluntary agency and faith-based partners:

1. Cash to a recognized voluntary agency is the single best way to help disaster survivors. Cash doesn't need to be sorted, stored or distributed, and it allows the voluntary agency to the donation towards the needs that most urgently need addressing.

2. Visit to donate to the Missouri tornado recovery effort.

3. For information on other ways to help go to:

Hillsborough County, FL Emergency Management
2711 E Hanna Ave
Tampa, FL 33610

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 813-236-3800

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