(From the Webb City Band Boosters)
Total funds raised for Joplin Band Tornado Relief Fund effort (A fund set up by Webb City Cardinal Pride Band for Joplin) was $15,000. $5,000 of that is for the music purchase. Additional monies from Joplin Band Tornado Relief Fund is being used to purchase the John Deere tractor later this week. Remaining funds after gator purchase will be disbursed based on Joplin band needs as they arise.
Also goods donations, not figured into that $15,000 cash figure, were distributed right after the tornado to band families.
The Joplin Band Tornado Relief Fund was set up at US bank by the WC Band Boosters shortly after the storm because Diana Williams. She started receiving contributions from all over to assist the Joplin Band. Besides financial contributions, over 30 truckloads (and some buses) delivered clothing and personal effects to the WC band room at the high school. Items were sorted and delivered to a receiving station in Joplin for distribution to families in need. Once the Joplin receiving station filled to capacity, clothing and personal effects were stored in the WC band room and 2 semi trailers until items were sold at 2 Buck-a-Bag rummage sales held in the WC band room in June. Proceeds from these sales were added to the Joplin Band Tornado Relief Fund.