United Way of Southeast Missouri (UWSEMO) has created a Bollinger County Recovery Fund in response to the devastating tornado that swept through the region early Wednesday morning. UWSEMO created a similar fund immediately following the Perryville tornado in 2017, which distributed over $73,000 back to the community. Both Perry and Bollinger County are in the footprint of United Way of Southeast Missouri.
Photo Credits: Joshua Wells, of Glen Allen, Missouri
United Way was one of several organizations that comprised Perryville’s Long-term Recovery Committee created to identify needs and determine distribution of funds. As with the Perryville fund, the use of funds collected for Bollinger County will be determined by a similar committee and volunteers on United Way’s Community Investment Committee based on input from tornado victims, local social service employees, and community leaders.
Donations can be made in many ways:
- Give online using the button below
- Text BOCO to 26989
- Give a credit card number over the phone to a United Way employee at 573-334-9634
- Mail a check to the UWSEMO office at 1417D, N. Mt. Auburn Road, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701.
- Give at The Bank of Missouri in Marble Hill.