Joplin Residents Grateful for Bucket Brigade Delivery

When the tractor trailer loaded with more than 25,000 pounds emergency relief supplies pulled up in Joplin, MO, residents responded with overwhelming gratitude. Not only were the supplies desperately needed, but thanks to ISOH/IMPACT’s innovative Bucket Brigade program, they were ready to distribute immediately to the tornado survivors. 

“I can’t tell you how wonderful it is to get a load of much needed items and have it so organized that all we had to do is take it off the truck and begin getting into the hands of those in need,” said Jess Goff, an ISOH/IMPACT ministry partner coordinating our distribution relief in Joplin, MO. 

This most recent shipment, which arrived Saturday, May 28, included more than 25,000 pounds of food, cleaning supplies, personal care and baby items, pet supplies, tents, tarps, blankets, and sleeping bags–all items collected by the Bucket Brigade members and other dedicated volunteers.

“The beauty of the Bucket Brigade is that it gives our volunteers a concrete way to help disaster survivors while ensuring a rapid delivery into the hands of those who most need the help,” says ISOH/IMPACT President Linda Greene. “The Bucket Brigade is fast, effective, and one of our most innovative programs. We’re so excited to see how this is really taking off.” 

If you would like to join the Bucket Brigade, you can do so by filling a 5-gallon lidded bucket with relief supplies or contributing $35 or more to help fill, ship and distribute a bucket of supplies to those in need. Financial donations are also needed to assist with the relief effort and to help with fuel, delivery and distribution costs.