Joplin. Yes, there is despair. But there is also hope.

Today was Joplin day. Four weeks ago, an EF-5 tornado cut a swath of destruction and despair three-quarters of a mile wide and six miles long. A week later, I asked you to join me in collecting donations to stock the emergency distribution … [Read more...]

We’re Heading Out to Joplin Tomorrow With a Full Trailer (& a Full Heart!)

Just take a look at what you all have done!!! I am so proud to be associated with such amazingly generous people! Thank you, thank you, thank you. Here are a few more shots of the (filled to capacity) storage room, where I had been keeping all the … [Read more...]

I could really use your help!

Do any of my brilliant and wonderful readers (see how I butter you up before I ask for the favor?!) happen to have a connection to a shipping company - or any sort of national (or KC-based) company that might have a truck they could loan … [Read more...]

Yesh Tikvah Update: Over $1800 in Walmart Gift Cards!!!

Just a quick reminder that we will be wrapping up the Yesh Tikvah Campaign this weekend. On Sunday, my family is going to be packing up a TRUCK filled with all of your amazing donations and driving it down to Joplin's United Hebrew Congregation. I … [Read more...]

B’nei Jehudah Congregation ~ Another Drop-Off Location for Yesh Tikvah Joplin Relief Campaign

I'm thrilled to announced that another Kansas City congregation has joined the Yesh Tikvah Joplin Relief Campaign. Congregation B'nei Jehudah is now a drop-off site for donations. You can drop of your contributions to tornado relief in Joplin … [Read more...]

Update on Yesh Tikvah Joplin Relief Campaign (THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!)

This past weekend, my family and I took a quick little trip down to Houston. On the way back, our GPS us took us just a few miles from Joplin. We couldn't NOT take a quick detour. Although many areas are still closed, we drove through a small … [Read more...]

Yesh Tikvah: There is Hope! How to Help Joplin’s Jewish Community

PHOTO CREDIT: Columbia Tribune Wow, I am so humbled and awed by the positive reaction since I announced a few days ago the Stockpile Donation Drive on behalf of the survivors of the Joplin tornado. I've known for a long time that KOAB readers … [Read more...]