Operation Compassion Hosts International Donors in Joplin, MO

By , August 3, 2011

In an effort to help the survivors of the devastating tornado that struck Joplin, MO, Operation Compassion hosted two of our international partners, Croc Shoes and Ecolab for a joint distribution called Croc N’ Roll.

Shirley Boone tries on her first pair of Crocs Tuesday at the Joplin Family Worship Center. Boone lost her home and possessions in the May 22 EF5 tornado.

Chuck Ferrell, disaster site coordinator said, “Everyone is doing everything possible to bring relief to this hurting community and this distribution highlighted the value of shoes and cleaning supplies.”

During the tornado, St. John’s Medical Center was devastated and rendered unusable. Employees and their families were treated to a reception with the company’s executives and about half of the shoes were distributed to them. The remaining shoes were distributed the next afternoon to the community at large.

Approximately 2,500 families were given assistance during the event, receiving Croc shoes, Ecolab cleaning supplies and other goods made available through Operation Compassion.

Please send your donations to or contact:

Operation Compassion
114 Stuart Road, NE Suite 370
Cleveland, TN 37312
423.728.3932 Office
423.728.3958 Faxw

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