• Photo by Mike Curtis, Fort Leonard Wood Visual Information Center Sgt. Trevor Simpson, 14th Military Police Brigade, hands J.P. Flores, donation drop-off coordinator, a box of donated items, May 26.  Fort Leonard Wood has sent several 3 1/2 –ton trucks pa

    Post sends trucks full of donated items to Joplin

    Photo by Mike Curtis, Fort Leonard Wood Visual Information Center Sgt. Trevor Simpson, 14th Military Police Brigade, hands J.P. Flores, donation drop-off coordinator, a box of donated items, May 26. Fort Leonard Wood has sent several 3 1/2 –ton...

  • Photo by Mike Curtis, Fort Leonard Wood Visual Information Center One of several 3 1/2 –ton trucks Fort Leonard Wood packed full of donated items to send to Joplin. Soldier had only been loading for about five minutes and was able to fill half of the truc

    Post sends trucks full of donated items to Joplin

    Photo by Mike Curtis, Fort Leonard Wood Visual Information Center One of several 3 1/2 –ton trucks Fort Leonard Wood packed full of donated items to send to Joplin. Soldier had only been loading for about five minutes and was able to fill half of the...

  • Photo by Jasmine Walthall, Guidon photojournalist. A picture of a 3 ½-ton truck full of donated items that left Fort Leonard Wood for Joplin, May 26. Items are being collected through Friday, May 27, at the Audie Murphy Community Center on post. Items bei

    Post sends trucks full of donated items to Joplin

    Photo by Jasmine Walthall, Guidon photojournalist. A picture of a 3 ½-ton truck full of donated items that left Fort Leonard Wood for Joplin, May 26. Items are being collected through Friday, May 27, at the Audie Murphy Community Center on post. Items...

  • Photo by Jasmine Walthall, Guidon photojournalist A 3 1/2 –ton truck packed full of donated items leaves Fort Leonard Wood, May 26, for Joplin.

    Post sends trucks full of donated items to Joplin

    Photo by Jasmine Walthall, Guidon photojournalist A 3 1/2 –ton truck packed full of donated items leaves Fort Leonard Wood, May 26, for Joplin.

FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. Fort Leonard Wood sent several 3 1/2 ton trucks packed full of donated items to Joplin last week to help local tornado victims.
The post, which was hit by an EF-3 tornado Dec. 31, 2010 where 47 homes were destroyed and 97 were damaged, started collecting donated items May 23 to assist those affected by the tornado that hit Joplin, May 22.
After the tornado struck Fort Leonard Wood, donations poured in from all over the country and the magnitude of the amount of items received was unbelievable, said Lynn Morgan, Fort Leonard Wood Army Community Services director.
And now, according to J.P. Flores, donation drop-off coordinator for ACS, it's Fort Leonard Wood's turn to repay the favor.
Items were collected through Friday, May 27, at the Audie Murphy Community Center on post. Items collected included bottled water, personal hygiene products, non-perishable food items and clothing.
"This is a great opportunity for Fort Leonard Wood to pay it forward," Flores said.

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