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Tornado Update

Some of you have asked about the tornado that hit last night in Missouri. I'm about an hour away from Joplin, so no damage here, but we are feeling the effects of the storm. Many people have come from Joplin for shelter and have been transferred to local hospitals. The whole area is still in shock over everything and everyone is looking for ways to help.

If you want to help, both Red Cross and Convoy of Hope have texting options to donate:

You can help us respond in #Joplin &continue our work in other states. Txt REDCROSS to 90999, or online: http://bit.ly/eZJDoJ

Donations can be made at www.convoyofhope.org. You may also donate $10 by texting “Convoy” to 50555 Additional texting charges my apply.

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  1. Thanks! Glad you're fine. We've been watching the news all day and it looks just devestating down there.
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  2. It has still left me speechless to see clips from the news, and knowing how close it was to us. Even in my small town there are people from Joplin staying here. It's crazy to know more storms are coming towards us. I hope they pass quickly and no harm. Keep safe, Sarah!

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  3. You too Amber! It's crazy to see how close it was. I'm glad you're OK!

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  4. I know what you mean. It's freaky seeing so much damage close to home!

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  5. Oh my gosh, I am so glad you are safe! I had no idea you were so close. And thank you for the info on how we can help.

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