disaster relief

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Missouri is receiving 1.2 million dollars from Washington that’s designed to help communities respond to disasters.  


Joplin School District officials say the district spent about $222 million rebuilding several schools and community safe rooms after the 2011 tornado.

The Joplin Globe reports district officials told the Board of Education on Tuesday the district is also financially stable.

Paul Barr, chief financial officer, says the district accumulated about $222 million in revenue after the May 2011 tornado, which killed 161 people and destroyed schools, homes and businesses.


For people in Nepal, the earthquake that hit the country on Saturday was devastating. But for some Nepalis who are outside of the country, waiting to hear from their family was equally stressful. But some have found a way to turn their concerns into substantial relief for their home. 

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Missouri’s final tab for the Joplin tornado and the 2011 flooding has proven to be much smaller than what Gov. Jay Nixon anticipated.

Figures provided to The Associated Press by Nixon's budget office show that the state's share for the disasters is a little more than $36 million. That's only a quarter of the $150 million that Nixon set aside in the budget in 2011.

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The Heart of Missouri chapter of the American Red Cross needs more volunteers.