The following is a link to a story on PoliceOne.com about how to help police officers affected by the tornado:
Here is a news release sent out Thursday by Portland Police Bureau:
News Release from: Portland Police Bureau
RESPONDER LIFE SEEKING DONATIONS FOR JOPLIN, MISSOURI FIRST RESPONDERS
Posted: May 26th, 2011 3:55 PM
The recent tornadoes in the Joplin, Missouri area left the community devastated. Many people lost everything, including 45 first responders. They have lost their homes, cars and clothing. Some of them only have the uniform they were wearing as clothing.
Responder Life, a group formed to support first responders and their families, is collecting donations of gift cards and money to assist the families in the aftermath of these devastating storms. Gift cards for restaurants, stores such as Target, Wal-Mart, Lowes, and Home Depot can greatly assist those first responders who are continuing to help the residents of the Joplin, Missouri area.
Members of the Portland Police Bureau are contributing donations to assist their fellow police officers in Missouri. The community can help as well. Donations can be mailed to:
Responder Life Donations
C/O: Carthage Police Department
310 West 4th Street
Carthage, MO 64836
Additional information about Responder Life can be found on their website, www.responderlife.com