Mizzou Football wants to pack Its semi for Joplin relief

From the University of Missouri

The outpouring of support in the Columbia area for the victims of the recent tornado in Joplin continues to be strong. One of the many opportunities that mid-Missourians will have to contribute will take place this Saturday, as D'Rowe's Restaurant and Mizzou Football will partner to collect items that will go Joplin.

Mid-Missouri residents are encouraged to come out to D'Rowe's (1005 Club Village Drive) this Saturday, May 28th from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. and help former Tiger player David Rowe, along with Mizzou coaches and players pack the Mizzou Football semi full of the following needed items:

· Flashlights

· Batteries

· Rubbermaid Containers

· Trash Bags

· Band Aids

· Neosporin Ointment

· Bottled Water

· Basic Toiletries (Toothpaste/Toothbrush, etc.)

Once the truck is packed, Mizzou coaches and players will accompany the truck down to Joplin to deliver the items on a day to be determined.

For those unable to come out Saturday, please remember there are many ways to contribute to the cause. By texting "JOPLIN" to 864833, a $10 donation will go to the Heart of Missouri United Way.

Additionally, the University of Missouri is also producing "One State. One Spirit. One Mizzou." Tornado Relief T-shirts, with all proceeds going to support the United Way's United for Joplin campaign. Shirts are available for $14.95 at www.mutigers.com, and will be on sale beginning Thursday afternoon in the Memorial Stadium Tiger Team Store, as well as the University Bookstore on campus.