Thursday, May 26, 2011

Help Mizzou Football Pack Its Semi for Joplin Relief

Columbia, Mo.. – The outpouring of support in the Columbia area for the victims of the recent tornado in Joplin continues to be strong.  One of the many opportunities that mid-Missourians will have to contribute will take place this Saturday, as D’Rowe’s Restaurant and Mizzou Football will partner to collect items that will go Joplin.

Mid-Missouri residents are encouraged to come out to D’Rowe’s (1005 Club Village Drive) this Saturday, May 28th from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. and help former Tiger player David Rowe, along with Mizzou coaches and players pack the Mizzou Football semi full of the following needed:

Flashlights

Batteries

Rubbermaid Containers

Trash Bags

Band Aids

Neosporin Ointment

Bottled Water

Basic Toiletries (Toothpaste/Toothbrush, etc.)

Once the truck is packed, Mizzou coaches and players will accompany the truck down to Joplin to deliver the items on a day to be determined.

For those unable to come out Saturday, please remember there are many ways to contribute to the cause.  By texting “JOPLIN” to 864833, a $10 donation will go to the Heart of Missouri United Way.

Additionally, the University of Missouri is also producing “One State.  One Spirit.  One Mizzou.” Tornado Relief T-shirts, with all proceeds going to support the United Way’s United for Joplin campaign.  Shirts are available for $14.95 at www.mutigers.com, and will be on sale beginning Thursday afternoon in the Memorial Stadium Tiger Team Store, as well as the University Bookstore on campus.