In response to the devastation of the May 22 tornado in Joplin, Missouri Chapter members have assisted in setting up a relief fund through Southwest Baptist University. This fund will help rebuild the physical therapy community in Missouri by assisting PTs, PTAs, students, and their families. APTA has created a matching fund program, allowing contributions to be matched 1:1, up to $5,000. Southwest Baptist University has set up a Facebook page to connect survivors and provide updates on their efforts. Several of the PT/PTA programs in Missouri have joined this effort to raise funds and supplies, in addition to sending volunteers to the area to assist in the relief process.
Donations (checks only please) can be sent to:
Southwest Baptist UniversityMemo: PT Storm Disaster ReliefPhysical Therapy Department1600 University AveBolivar, MO 65613