It will take more than a few weeks and months to rebuild Joplin so the pain of this disaster won't be going away anytime soon. Many people in this country who are suffering often use football on Sundays as an escape from reality so I hope the league and the NFLPA, who continue to look silly squabbling over so much money, understand the damage they'll be doing to some of these people if they take football away from us.
All bottled-water donations will be distributed by the Salvation Army - Midland Division in Joplin while SEMA is managing the supply donations. Fry-Wagner Moving and Storage is transporting all of the donated water to Joplin and is providing boxes and transportation for the additional supplies as well. Monetary donations will go to Heart-to-Heart International. All checks should be made payable to Heart-to-Heart International. All donated funds will be used to assist the relief efforts in Joplin, Mo. and Reading, Kan.