Last Sunday, the city of Joplin, Missouri was hit by one of the deadliest tornadoes in U.S. history. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by this tragedy. As recovery efforts are underway, volunteers and organizations in the devastated area need some help reaching out to those in need, including the local pregnancy resource center. Items needed include diapers, wipes, formula, clothing, bottles, sippy cups, blankets, baby wash, toys, etc.
Monetary donations are also appreciated and can be sent online at lifevoices.org or by check and mailed to: LifeChoices, 531 E. 7th St., Joplin, Mo., 64801. Donations are tax deductible and Missouri residents and corporations are eligible for an additional 50 percent state income tax credit for donations of $100 or more. Visit http://dss.mo.gov/dfas/taxcredit/pregnancy.htm for more information.