Wednesday, May 25, 2011

SBU Collecting Items for Joplin Tornado Victims

Southwest Baptist University News Release
Contact: Sharina Smith, Office of Marketing & Communications
417-328-1803 /

BOLIVAR, Mo.Southwest Baptist University is collecting non-perishable food items, water, blankets, clothes and toiletries in conjunction with Convoy of Hope for the tornado victims in Joplin.

Please drop off all items by noon, Friday, May 27, at the Master of Business Administration lobby in the Taylor Building on the Bolivar campus.

For those who have a truck or access to a truck that would be interested in assisting with the distribution of donated items to the Joplin community, please contact Shelly Francka at 417-328-2000 or

SBU President Pat Taylor said, “We will continue to pray for the Joplin area and other communities affected by the outbreak of tornadoes.”

For more information regarding Convoy of Hope and their ministry, visit


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