Ozark School District Donations to the Joplin Relief EffortFollowing the news of the devastating tornado damage in Joplin, the staff and students of theOzark School District began the process of collecting money and supplies for the Joplin Relief efforts. Over the course of last week, the students, parents and staff donated over $10,791.70 intotal from all buildings. In addition to money, many buildings also collected food, water,clothing, toiletry supplies, blankets, etc. that have also been sent to the Joplin Relief effort. TheOzark School District also is proud to have staff members who have spent time in Joplin this pastweek to assist the recovery efforts. Marcia Brewer, sign language interpreter, spent a few dayswith the NOVA Crisis Response Team in Joplin. Curtis Chesick, District CommunicationsDirector, has spent the entire week in Joplin working to assist the Joplin School District in mediaconnections, interviews, social networking to locate students and staff, and press coordination.We are very proud of our staff that have assisted in this relief effort, and we are proud of ourcommunity for quick and heart-felt response to the need with their donations. The entire list of donations by building is below:Thank you all for being a caring community and supporting others in their time of need.Dr. Gordon T. PaceSuperintendentOzark High School: $3,424 - Baby items (i.e. Bottles, tippy cups, formula, food, diapers,wipes, car seats, and clothing), Water, Gatorade, Numerous food and snack items, Hygiene items(soap, deodorant, tooth brushes, tooth paste, toilet paper, shampoo, and female products) theseitems were put into kits, Towels, Bedding, Clothing, Work Gloves, Cleaning products, Laundrydetergent.Finley River School – QuiltsOzark Junior High School: $1,230.66 (Donated to the Red Cross) - toothpaste, toothbrushes,deodorant, female needs, combs, brushes, shampoo, conditioner, bar soap and small bottles of hand sanitizer. For the Joplin Humane Society - food, blankets, towels, toys, crates, wee-weepads.Upper Elementary: $2,000 - Sippy cups, Pacifiers, Toilet paper, Tuna, Mustard, MicrowavePopcorn, Hair brushes, Razors, Deodorant.North Elementary: $771.67 - Food, diapers, toothbrushes, lotion, soap, water, stuffed animals.East Elementary: $81.92 - water, a box of diapers, school supplies, cereal, crackers, peanutbutter, oatmeal, hamburger helper, canned goods and kool-aid singles.South Elementary: $950.90West Elementary: $1922.55 - clothing items, toiletry items, and toys.