ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - The St. Lou Crew for Joplin, formed just days after a tornado ripped through that southwest Missouri town last May, is working on its latest mission to make life better for the thousands of residents still trying to put their lives back together.
“There are a lot of people in Joplin, a good majority, who still do not have homes,” group spokesperson Rose Fogarty tells KMOX News. ”Thousands actually, and they’re in FEMA trailers. They do not have money for Christmas.”
The Crew’s answer is a Memorial Toy Drive for Joplin, which runs through December 8th.
Donations of new toys are being accepted at the following sites:
- Hazzard Moving & Storage, 3728 Market St., St. Louis MO 63110
- Jimmy John’s, 10566 Baptist Church Rd., St. Louis MO 63128
- David Kodner Personal Jeweler, 7730 Carondelet Ave., Clayton MO 63105
- Wilson Means Salon, 11668 Manchester Rd., Des Peres MO 63131
- Floyd Glass & Window, 4540 S. St. Peters Parkway, St. Charles MO 63304
- Johnny Brock’s Party Warehouse, 1900 S. Jefferson, St. Louis MO 63104
Then on December 10th, the Crew will head down to Joplin in a truck donated by Hazzard Moving & Storage for the “Will Norton Memorial Christmas Event” on Sunday December 11th.
It’s sponsored by the St. Lou Crew for Joplin and Relief Spark and is named in honor of Will Norton, an 18-year-old from Joplin who was pulled through the sunroof of a car during the tornado while on his way home from graduation.
The group’s also using a donation from the South Side Lions of St. Louis to buy $5,000 worth of toys at the Toys R Us on South Lindbergh Tuesday night.
For more information look up the St. Lou Crews for Joplin Facebook page.
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