• Ways to Help

    As Perry County residents move forward into the long term recovery from the devastating tornado that tore through Perry County on Tuesday, February 28, 2017; the University of MO Extension Office has graciously volunteered to coordinate the volunteer effort and the reception of donations.

    Frank Wideman will spearhead this effort and can be reached through the Volunteer Hotline number (573)741-0021.

    Those who are in need of volunteers for the clean-up process may reach Wideman at (573)741-0022. Further questions can emailed to: perryvilletornadoresponse@gmail.com


    • Monetary Donations
      • The United Way of Southeast Missouri has established an emergency fund for the Perryville community. 100% of proceeds designated to the fund will go directly to the victims, the schools and the recovery effort in Perry County. A crisis can bring out the best in a community, but unfortunately during all of the chaos proper communication and distribution of funds can be compromised. Everyone wants to help at a time like this. The best thing you can do is donate to a reputable organization. Please consider making your contribution one of the following three ways:
        • Text “Perryville” to 41444
        • Use a credit card at www.unitedwayofsemo.org/donate or donate over the phone by calling: 573-334-9634.
        • Mail a check or bring cash or checks to the United Way office at 430A Broadway, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701. Be sure to designate Perryville in the check memo. 
      • The Perry County Community Foundation (a 501c3 Charitable Organization) has set up a relief fund for our families affected by Tuesday evenings devastating tornado. You can make you monetary donation to: “Perry County Family Tornado Relief Fund”.  Those donation can be dropped off at Perryville City Hall (215 N West Street), Perry County Administration Building (321 North Main Street) or the Economic Development Authority (112 West St Maries Street). You can also mail that donation to: Perry County Family Tornado Relief PO Box 109, Perryville Missouri 63775 | 100% of your donation will do directly to the families. (No admin fees)  https://secure3.4agoodcause.com/cf-ozarks/gift.aspx?id=51&fundid=1265

    Please keep in mind the following:

    • Extension Office Contact Information: Anyone can contact our office for information regarding clean up, information on how to replace important documents lost in the storm, keeping food after power outages, and disaster recovery in general. 573-547-4504 // Website for more information: www.universityofmissouri.edu 
    • Community Counseling Center is set up at Perry Park Center, daily thru 7pm all week for anyone who needs counseling.  Their hotline is 1- 800 356-5395.  Or After 4pm you can call 651-3642
    • MARCH 2, 2017, BY ORDER OF THE PERRY COUNTY COMMISSION AND UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: The Perry County Transfer Station will be extending normal business hours to accommodate tornado victims. TEMPORARY HOURS ARE: Mon-Fri., 8 am - 6 pm, Saturday 8 am- 6 pm, and Sunday 8 am - 3 pm. PROPERTY OWNERS AFFECTED BY THE STORM are approved to establish charge accounts to be billed at a later date. Provide transfer station employees with name, address phone number and copy of driver's license.


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