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Fort Leonard Wood sends truck of donations to Joplin tornado victims
Fort Leonard Wood sends truck of donations to Joplin tornado victims

Sgt. Trevor Simpson of the 14th Military Police Brigade hands J.P. Flores, donation drop-off coordinator, a box of donated items. (Photo by Mike Curtis/Fort Leonard Wood)
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (June 1, 2011) —Fort Leonard Wood personnel sent several 3 1/2-ton trucks packed full of donated items to Joplin last week to help local tornado victims.

Personnel at the post, which was hit by an EF-3 tornado on the last day of 2010 in which 47 homes were destroyed and 97 damaged, started collecting donated items May 23 to assist those affected by the tornado that hit Joplin, the previous evening.

Lynn Morgan, Fort Leonard Wood Army Community Services director, said that after the tornado struck Fort Leonard Wood, donations poured in from all over the country and the magnitude of the amount of items received was unbelievable. Now, said J.P. Flores, donation drop-off coordinator for ACS, it’s Fort Leonard Wood’s turn to repay the favor.

Items were collected through Friday, May 27, at the Audie Murphy Community Center on post. Items collected included bottled water, personal hygiene products, non-perishable food items and clothing.

“This is a great opportunity for Fort Leonard Wood to pay it forward,” Flores said.

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