$350,000 in grants are awarded by city fund source
July 30, 2012
The Board of Trustees of the Joplin Tornado First Response Fund of the city of Joplin today (July 30, 2012) awarded $350,000 in grants, satisfying 13 of 34 applications from various charitable organizations and governmental entities. The announcement was made by Phil Stinnett, former mayor and current board chairman.

The fund was established to distribute donations made on behalf of the city of Joplin in the wake of the May 22, 2011 tornado. In April, 2012 the board announced that applications were being accepted from charitable organizations and governmental entities whose proposed uses of the funds included providing relief to tornado victims, rebuilding and restoring infrastructure and/or enhancing disaster preparedness through improved warning and safety measures.

The recipients, including amount of award and use of grant are:

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