Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Kansas Family Physicians Helping Joplin Tornado Victims

RHES would like to share this article that was posted in kafp WEEKLY. 
May 27, 2011 Kansas family physicians come to aid of Joplin tornado victims
Thank you to all who have reached out to the victims of the tornado in Joplin, Mo. Many Kansas family doctors are in the trenches helping to treat patients and to restore lives. One of our members, Beth Loney, MD (Wesley FM resident) has family in Joplin. Her grandparents and aunt and uncle lost their homes. Our sympathy and thoughts go out to Dr. Loney and her family.

The KAFP thanks the following for their relief efforts --- you are true heroes of family medicine! The volunteers report that words cannot describe the devastation and loss of the people in Joplin. Here is a partial list of those who have gone to Joplin to help. If you know if anyone else not mentioned, please let us know.
Jay Allen, MD (Fort Scott)
Casana Siebert Brunton, MD (Independence)
Josh Brueggeman, MD (Pittsburg)
Deb Clements, MD (Kansas City)
Aaron Davis, DO (Wichita)
Mike Kennedy, MD (Kansas City)
Ross Kimball, MD (Salina)
Beth Loney, MD (Wichita)
Gary Morsch, MD (Olathe)
Jen Bacani McKenney, MD (Fredonia)
Dru Nichols, MD (Ottawa)
Mike Oller, MD (Wichita)
Belinda Vail, MD (Kansas City)

Here are some important links about volunteer resources:
Show-Me Response: an online registration system for volunteer health professionals.

Heart to Heart
City of Joplin, Missouri
American Red Cross Shelters
American Red Cross Donations 
Missouri State Emergency Management Agency
You can also follow these helpful Twitter and Facebook accounts for up-to-date information:
• Relief Spark: @reliefsparknola is using its' Twitter feed to help with volunteer efforts
St. John's Health System is using its' Facebook account for updates.
Joplin, MO Tornado Recovery a group created a page to help in the efforts.
Joplin, MO. Tornado Survivors is a page created to help locate survivors.
Animals Lost and Found from the Joplin, MO tornado

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