Storm season is always awful, but Mother Nature has been particularly nasty this year.
Sixty-eight tornadoes were confirmed over the weekend. Two cities were particularly hard hit.
If you can spare some cash, there are several ways you can help.
The Community Foundation of Kansas City has created two funds to pool donations. You can make donations online via the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation's Joplin, Mo., Disaster Relief Fund and the Reading, Kan., Relief Fund.
Convoy of Hope is accepting online donations at its website or you can make a $10 text donation by texting the word CONVOY to 50555.
The Salvation Army also will take your online contributions, as well as $10 text donations sent by texting the word JOPLIN to 80888. The group also has set up emergency relief teams in Reading, Kan., and Minneapolis.
The Red Cross also operates an online Safe and Well page where residents can register to let family and friends know that they are OK, relatively speaking.
I hate to have to say this, but we've still got lots of storm season left. And the Atlantic hurricane season begins in just over a month.
You might want to bookmark these websites and enter the text donation numbers into your phones.
- April's terrible, tragic tornado toll
- Tax relief for disaster victims
- Dealing with disaster
- Time to make disaster preparations
- Financial and tax tips for storm season
- Tax rules for charitable giving
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