Additional ways to help the victims of the Joplin, Mo., and Reading tornadoes have been announced. Below are two more ways you can help those in need.

Olivia Fetsch, Sarah Muehler and Shannon Achilles are gathering supplies and making kits to be taken to Joplin, Mo., this weekend. Chad and Sarah Muehler moved to McPherson from Joplin, Mo., and still have connections to the community. Sarah has started as “McPherson Helping Joplin” page on Facebook.

United Way of the Plains announced that it has established a tornado relief fund for the long term recovery efforts in Reading and Joplin, Mo. The United Way Tornado Relief Fund will serve as a central collection point for anyone wishing to make a monetary contribution to help the victims of the tornadoes in Reading and Joplin, Mo.
Disasters such as these require the services of many organizations, especially for on-going assistance in the future. This United Way fund will provide a vehicle for that help.
The fund will be administered by United Way of the Plains with no administration charge; 100 percent of each gift will go to disaster recovery assistance. Donors can designate their gift to assist in either Reading or Joplin, Mo. Donors should make checks payable to United Way Tornado Relief, and mail to United Way of the Plains, 245 N. Water, Wichita, KS 67202.
If you would like to volunteer at either Reading or Joplin, please call United Way’s 2-1-1 for information on how best to offer your assistance. As with the Greensburg tornado, 2-1-1 is instrumental in recording volunteers, their skills and equipment until authorities get the situation under control and are organized for what assistance was needed when.
Anyone with questions can call United Way of McPherson County at 620-241-5152.