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Fund for Victims of 2011 Joplin Tornado Closes

May 21, 2015

A fund for victims of the 2011 Joplin tornado has closed after distributing nearly $1 million to residents and nonprofits.

The Joplin City Council this week commended the board of trustees of the Joplin Tornado First Response Fund for their work.

The fund gave out $998,201 in assistance after the tornado, which killed 161 and destroyed thousands of homes and hundreds of businesses.

Aftermath of the 2011 Joplin tornado.
Credit Matt Evans / KBIA

The Joplin Globe reports city documents show the fund received donations ranging from just $1 to $119,000 from people throughout the world.

Phil Stinnett, who was chairman of the board, told the council the fund received money from nearly 1,000 donors.