On the evening of Sunday, May 22nd, Joplin was devastated by a massive tornado and severe weather. Joplin is located in Southwest Missouri, approximately 60 miles west of Springfield. To see more about the tornadoes devastation click here.
Like many other organizations, PROMO and Show Me No Hate are coordinating a statewide effort of collection sites for monetary donations and supplies. Our LGBT and ally friends have been directly affected by this tornado, including the destruction of the Spirit of Christ MCC of Joplin and many of the congregation members' homes, including the home of the pastor and his partner. 100% of donations will benefit the Spirit of Christ Metropolitan Community Church. As the LGBT-affirming church in Joplin, they will be able to distribute the donations to the LGBT community in Joplin.
You may give a donation by credit card on this donation page, or you may bring cash, checks, or supplies* to one of our confirmed collection sites.
Please make checks out to Spirit of Christ MCC.
*Supplies collected include: See below for a complete, updated list of needs.
Check back often for additional collection sites as they are added.
The following sites will be donating 100% of their collection to the Unity/Spirit of Christ MCC of Joplin:
518 E Commercial Street
Call to confirm someone is there
Greater Ozarks Pridefest
PROMO Pride Booth will be a
for location information. Stephanie: 417-291-6569
PROMO Pride Booth will be a collection site
June 11th Schifferdecker Park Bandstand Stephanie: 417-291-6569
Spirit of Hope MCC
3801 Wyandotte Street
LGCCKC Pride Booth will
be a collection site June 4-5
MCC of Greater Saint Louis*
1919 S. Broadway
firstname.lastname@example.org *Only collecting cash &
prepaid cards for SOC-MCC
3606 Arsenal Street
8:00am - midnight
Show Me No Hate
Will pick up donations.
Contact Ed Reggi
The Center Project
907 East Ash
1:00pm - 5:00pm Saturday only
Work gloves, dust masks, hammers, crowbars, mosquito spray, cleaning supplies, sponges, brushes, paper towels, laundry soap, rolled quarters, heavy duty trash bags, toiletries, razors, feminine hygeine products, condoms, pet food, cat litter, baby formula, diapers, baby wipes, underwear, socks, prepaid visa and mastercards.
Gift cards to these currently open stores: WalMart, Walgreens, Target, Kohls, JCPenney, Bed Bath & Beyond, Old Navy, TJ Maxx.
Your name and address will be shared with the MCC.