JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) -- A trade group is raising money to help nursing home workers devastated by a massive tornado that damaged facilities in Joplin.
The operator of the Greenbriar facility says 10 residents and one staff member were killed there.
The Missouri Health Care Association says four other facilities also sustained major damage and had to be evacuated. Two additional facilities sustained minor damage and continue operating.
The group's president, Pete Stayton, says the association is saddened by the loss of life and that its prayers go to the families of the 11 people who perished.
The association says the charitable fund and grant program will assist employees of its five Joplin member facilities, including the Greenbriar.
Potential donors may link to the association's online donation program through its website: www.mohealthcare.com.
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