Lindbergh community raises $3,065 for Joplin

The Lindbergh community pulled together to raise $3,065 for Joplin Schools families during a week-long fundraiser sponsored by the school district.

All funds will go to the “Missouri Kids Helping Missouri Kids” fund, a statewide relief effort through the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education that will assist students in Joplin who were severely affected by the May 22 tornadoes, according to a news release.

“I would like to thank all of our Lindbergh faculty, staff, students and neighbors for their generosity during this time of great need in Joplin,” stated Superintendent Jim Simpson, who served as superintendent of Joplin Schools for seven years before moving to Lindbergh. “My heart goes out to Joplin as their community begins the long process of recovering and rebuilding.”

With money raised through the “Kids for Kids—Missouri Kids Helping Missouri Kids” fundraising campaign, Joplin school officials can facilitate the appropriate use of funds for their students’ needs, such as clothing, shoes, blankets, pillows and other personal items, the release stated.