Missouri Press Assn. sets up fund to assist Joplin Globe employees impacted by May 22 tornado: http://bit.ly/mxVQAv
The Associated Press has received requests for information on how the
news industry can help Joplin (Mo.) Globe staff members who were
personally affected by the deadly May 22 tornado.
The Missouri Press Association has established a disaster fund within
the Missouri Press Foundation in an effort to assist Globe employees
impacted by the storm. All of the proceeds will go directly to affected
employees. The homes of at least 26 employees of The Globe were heavily
damaged or destroyed by the tornado. A page designer at the newspaper,
Bruce Baillie, 57, was killed.
Tax deductible donations to the relief fund may be made online at http://tinyurl.com/44szw5r. Checks can be sent to the Missouri Press Foundation, 802 Locust Street, Columbia, MO 65201.
The Missouri Press Foundation Board of Directors will oversee 100
percent distribution of the funds. The Foundation, chartered in 1984, is
a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.