FYI--Joplin ARC Establishes Fund for Tornado Relief Donations

John W. Smith

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Subject: Joplin ARC Establishes Fund for Tornado Relief Donations
Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2011 16:33:16 -0400 (EDT)
From: ARRL Members Only Web site <memberlist@...>
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The Midwest is no stranger to bad weather. But the Spring of 2011 has
been particularly devastating, with severe thunderstorms, tornadoes,
flooding, and range fires throughout much of the Midwest, including all
four states in our ARRL Midwest Division – Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, and
Nebraska. Many have suffered loss of lives, injury, and damage to home
and businesses. None has been harder hit than Joplin, Missouri, in
which 141 people died, countless others were injured, and much of the
town was totally destroyed by an EF5 tornado.

The Joplin Amateur Radio Club and Radio Amateurs from the Southwest
Missouri area as well as throughout the Midwest answered the call for
volunteers to help with emergency communications and relief operations.
Hams assisted ARES, SATERN, Red Cross, local, state, and Federal
emergency management teams, doctors and emergency medical providers,
and other relief agencies, and provided countless hours and days
helping this stricken community. A long and difficult road to recovery
lies ahead, but the brave citizens of the Joplin area have already begun
the task of restoring and rebuilding lives and looking to the future.

The Joplin Amateur Radio Club says there are at least eleven local ham
radio operators who have lost equipment or antennas, and some have lost
their homes. The Joplin ARC is establishing an account to accept
donations for the benefit of local hams who have suffered personal
losses as a result of the Joplin tornado. Anyone interested in sending
contributions or gifts of equipment to the club to aid the tornado
victims should mark it “Tornado Relief.” Contributions will be
used by the club as needed to help the storm victims and their

Monetary donations should be sent to Joplin ARC, PO BOX 2983, Joplin MO
64803-2983. Donations of equipment may be shipped to the club in care
of Jim Scott WB0IYC’s office at the following address: Joplin ARC,
c/o Scott Electronic Systems, 310 S. Wall Ave. Joplin, MO 64801.
Anyone having questions about donations may contact the club Treasurer,
Jim Johannes N0ZSQ jimjohannes@.... The Joplin Amateur Radio
Club is a not for profit corporation,
tax-exempt under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(4).

Contributions or gifts to the Joplin Amateur Radio Club are not
deductible as charitable contributions for Federal income tax purposes.

ARRL Midwest Division
Director: Clifford H Ahrens, K0CA

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