Agency asks for potential Joplin volunteers to register -

Agency asks for potential Joplin volunteers to register

( -- The United Way of Greater St. Louis says over 6,000 people have volunteered in Joplin. The agency says 6,000 more have registered to help, but have not yet been called to assist.

"We will have a need for volunteers that really will last throughout the year," said Cheryl Polk, Vice President of the United Way in Greater St. Louis.

Polk says more than 200 projects are scheduled for later this month.

Willing volunteers can dial 211 in Missouri or log onto the United Way's website to register.
Polk says she doesn't want volunteers to simply drive to Joplin in hopes of finding a project. That poses safety issues and can overwhelm Joplin officials.

Cash donations are still accepted, although not all in-kind donations are needed at this time. For more information on donating, click here.

Polk says volunteers are also needed to help in local areas, affected by the Good Friday storms.  Dial 211 to find a volunteer group.

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