Dear Legion Family….. I know that all of you are aware that Saturday Evening a Tornado went through and destroyed 70% of Joplin, Missouri.  We have been in contact with the District officers of the 15th District and have been informed that Robert S. Thurman American Legion Post # 13 of Joplin is still standing and has electricity.  I have been trying to contact the Post Commander without any success.

Dan Musgrove informed me that he has been in contact with Commander Spiva and that the Post would like to open its doors to the homeless, but they don’t have the funds.   If anyone would like to make a monetary donation, to this cause,  please let me know.

I have been in contact with National HQ regarding the NEF and they are ready to help.  We have also been contacted by 2 additional states that would like to help.

I will keep you informed of anything that we learn about their situation.

Please keep the citizens of Joplin and the surrounding area in your thoughts and prayers.


Wade F. Prosser

Department Adjutant

The American Legion

3341 American Ave.

Jefferson City, MO 65109

(573) 893-2353 (Phone)

(573) 893 2980 (Fax)