United Way Launches Bollinger County Recovery Fund For Tornado Victims
United Way Launches Bollinger County Recovery Fund
For Tornado Victims
Bollinger Co. MO – 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.
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.
According to Elizabeth Shelton, UWSEMO Executive Director, “United Way connects people with
resources, and a tragedy like this is when our mission becomes even more critical. We encourage
anyone who can help to give, with our promise that all donations will stay in Bollinger County to help
Recovery fund information can be found here: https://unitedwayofsemo.org/boco-recovery-fund/
and donations can be made in many ways:
• Give online: https://bit.ly/BOCOrecovery
• 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