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Joplin, Missouri was hit Sunday by a massive tornado that left a mile wide and six mile long path of destruction. Officials have declared at least 89 people killed following the storm.

The Missouri Association Trial Attorneys will have its Emergency Response Teams on site as soon as requested by the Red Cross. MATA and the Red Cross have teamed up for several years to provide free emergency legal services to disaster victims through MATA’s Missouri Trial Lawyers Care (MoTLC) program and Emergency Response Teams.

Trial attorneys from Missouri or surrounding areas who wish to help can learn more and take online MATA ERT training online here.

To support MoTLC and the Emergency Response Teams, please visit the MATA web site’s MoTLC page get more information and this site to support MoTLC. You can also follow and support MoTLC on Facebook.


Update 1: The Heart of Missouri United Way has set up the Joplin Tornado Relief Fund. 100% of donations go directly to the Joplin United Way with zero overhead. You can phone (573) 443-4523 or text "Joplin" to 864833. You can also donate directly here or visit the Heart of Missouri United Way web site.

Update 2 (5:12 p.m. CDT): Latest death toll tops 100 and now stands at 116. [Tornado Death Toll Tops 100 in Missouri via Slate]


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One Comment

  1. Gravatar for Thomas John

    I am very sorry and praying to God for all the effected a speedy recovery.

    I have an IDEA how to make safe Houses which is safe from Tornada. I am ready to transfer "Know How" to a very resposible Person or to an Attorney, because it is to be proctected.

    looking forward to hear from you soon.

    Thanking you.

    Thomas John

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