June 6th, 2011
Helping out our colleages in Joplin after tornado
By Kelsey Volkmann
On behalf of the Society of Professional Journalists’ St. Louis, Southwest Missouri and Kansas City professional chapters, the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation has donated $2,500 to help Joplin Globe employees who lost their homes in the May 22 tornado.
“Despite suffering personal tragedy, these journalists have carried on the work their community needs and expects of them at such a difficult time,” said Steve Geimann, president of the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation. “They are a beacon that will help Joplin become a stronger community. For that, we are proud to call them peers.”
The homes of least 25 Joplin Globe employees were heavily damaged or destroyed.
The donation was made to the Missouri Press Foundation’s Joplin fund, which the Missouri Press Association formed.
Want to help out? Tax-deductible donations can be sent to the Missouri Press Foundation, 802 Locust St., Columbia, MO 65201.
The Missouri Press Foundation Board of Directors will distribute 100 percent of the funds. The foundation, chartered in 1984, is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.