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Joplin Tornado Relief Efforts
Springfield, MO---May 26, 2011---In an effort to bring attention to on-going relief efforts to tornado-stricken Joplin, Missouri , the Convoy of Hope’s logo will appear on the Earnhardt Ganassi Racing No. 1, Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet driven by Sprint Cup driver Jamie McMurray on Sunday, May 29th. McMurray, whose hometown is Joplin, will be competing for a win in the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Sprint Cup Race Memorial Day weekend.
McMurray, along with The Morris Family and the Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Marine extended family, is working in conjunction with Convoy of Hope to help bring assistance to those families whose lives were deeply affected by the EF-5 tornado that tore through Joplin Sunday, May 22nd.
“My thoughts and prayers continue to go out to everyone who has been effected by this disaster in my hometown of Joplin,” said McMurray. “I am thrilled that we have been able to come together and partner with Convoy of Hope and Bass Pro Shops this weekend. Hopefully we can raise some awareness for a great organization that has been on the ground since the first minute to offer assistance in the community. I hope that all NASCAR fans that are able to offer support will consider a donation to Convoy of Hope.”
Convoy of Hope responded immediately to the crisis and is on site in Joplin offering aid and supplies to those impacted.
“Convoy of Hope is very excited about the partnership with Jamie McMurray and Bass Pro Shops. With the history of Jamie’s heritage in Joplin and Bass Pro Shops commitment to community, Convoy of Hope is able to bring together three entities, that combined, can help provide a large quantity of food and supplies to those in need,” said Jeff Nene, Senior Director of Public Relations for Convoy of Hope.
Those wishing to make a contribution to the Joplin Tornado Relief efforts can make a secure online contribution at www.convoyofhope.org or text the word CONVOY to 50555. A $10 donation will be added to your cell phone bill. (Standard text an data rates apply.
Convoy of Hope, founded in 1994, is a faith-based organization with a driving passion to feed the world through children’s feeding initiatives, community outreaches, disaster response and partner resourcing.