On Sunday, a tornado ripped through Joplin, Missouri leaving at least 122 people dead and some 1,500 people missing. According to an article in the Wausau Daily Herald, it was the deadliest single tornado in America in the last 60 years. Meanwhile the storm also left many family’s homes devastated or in great disrepair.
Sadly, Sunday’s tornado is just the latest in a string of recent natural disasters causing havoc in the country and across the world. As each disaster strikes, the chances of our personally knowing someone who was impacted grows. Regardless of whether we have a personal connection to the victims, however, we have the opportunity to help out and provide solace of those in need.
Below are a number of charities and organizations who are helping the victims in Missouri – please consider making a donation to support their efforts.