• 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. Anyone still needing to sign up for long term assistance may contact the Red Cross at 314-516-2700 extension 4. 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

    Resources for Residents

    • Locations to pick up Supplies, Discounts and Meals:
      • Computer Connections: Cardboard Boxes, not taped
      • Perry Park Center: tarps, totes, buckets, batteries, flashlights, cleaning supplies, toilet items, diapers, and paper towels
      • The Fixx Salon & Spa: cleaning supplies, hygiene products, flashlights and batteries
      • Therapy Solutions: Beds and Showers
      • Absolute Archery Center and Range: Showers
      • First Baptist Church of Perryville: tarps
      • Dr. Keith Cooper, DDS: toothbrushes and toothpaste
      • Russell Cellular: FREE phone chargers
      • RE/MAX Realty Experts: Our office is open to anyone that needs it. We have computers, phones, fax & copy machines available if needed to contact your insurance company, email photos, find information on the internet, or ask us to locate resources. Stop by at 1407 Grand or call 573-547-8385.
      • H Squared Monograms and More: 30 % off School Apparel 
      • St. Vincent Schools Fish Fry: Free meal to any tornado victims at the St. Vincent PTO Fish Fry, Friday, March 3rd at St. Vincent High School. Text or Call Christy at 573-768-1188.
      • Ponderosa Steakhouse: We will be offering free meals to all tornado victims in Perry County, MO for the next few days. 
      • Bundles of plastic can be picked up at Richardet Floor Covering at 1469 PCR 806 
      • Perryville Higher Education Center is making their computer lab open to the public beginning today, March 2 from 8:00 am -7:00 pm Monday-Thursday , and Friday's from 8:00-noon till there is no longer a need. Tornado victims and people still without electricity/internet are welcome.
      • Coldwell Banker Professional Associates is offering a "Home Office Kit." Items include: choose between a portable office tote or expandable file folder filled with a Notebook, Pens, Post It Notes, Stapler, Power Strip, Envelopes, Stamps, and a Prayer Devotional. We also have notary services available, and copy machine/scanner.  


    • Clean Up Contact Info and other Resources:
      • Perry County Landlord Association list: http://bit.ly/2muVixS 
      • Laundromat Services: At this time, our CERT-trained administrators are assisting D32 family members & other tornado victims with recovery, and collecting their clothing to be washed by volunteers at the Blue Sky Laundromat in Perry Plaza. 
      • Buchheit Stores: Our hearts and prayers go out to everyone affected by last night’s storm. Today, our Team Members are delivering cases of water to the cleanup crews in the Perryville, Mo. area. For our neighbors who sustained damage and need assistance we are offering the Buchheit Disaster Relief Program. For more information contact the Buchheit of Perryville location at 573-547-6565 or message us on Facebook.
      • Perryville Outdoor Products: If anyone needs equipment or a generator or if we can help in any way, contact us on Facebook this evening or at the store in the morning. Our thoughts and prayers to everyone affected.
      • Sears: If any one needs help generators, saws, tools etc please message me I can open store to help please contact me. John Staggs
      • 51 Rentals: Skidsteers, grapples, dump trailers, Danny 573-517-2573
      • Anyone needing help rounding up or housing livestock that is loose due to the storm, call Perry Co 911 at 547-40
      • Macy's Place: We are providing temporary shelter for small pets during this time. If you need a safe place for your pet bring them in. We are also setting up a board to post animals that you may have lost or ones you may have found. Contact us at 573-517-8027. Please stay safe and out of harms way.
      • Any Perry County farmer in need of having storm debris picked up out in thier fields should contact the Perry County Emergency Management Office at (573) 547-4000.
      • Marzuco Electric: If we could help/assist with any electrical needs or appliance replacement/repairs please stop in at 1418 W St Joseph St for more info. We understand every situation is different and want to help however we can.(located in Crossroads Plaza in Perryville) or call 573-547-3380 or 573-883-5347. 
      • Rub-A-Dub will take 20% off all dry-cleaning items, will hold them if needed. Can drop of at Willow Pond or Blue Sky Laundry. Donations given will go towards dry-cleaning needs. Contact Roger Sample 573-846-9008.
      • Perry County Recycling Center: In our community clean-up efforts, Electronic waste could end up in a landfill where it would simply take up space or it could end up back in the environment where it can pollute the land we love. Computers contain lead and metals that when improperly disposed of become a hazard. Perry County Recycling Center offers a place to dispose of electronics safely. ♻ Laptop Computer ♻ DVD Player/VCR/Satellite Receivers ♻ Computer Tower / CPU  ♻ Microwaves  ♻ Cell Phones ♻ Appliances ♻ Stereo/speakers ♻ Small Office Copier  ♻ Large Office Copier  ♻ ALL Batteries ♻ Keyboards/mice ♻ T.V. (CRT) ♻ Console or Projection T.V.♻ Computer Monitor (CRT) ♻ Flat Screen Monitors and TV's
      • Transportation: SMTS will now be offering free transportation in Perryville beginning this evening to assist in providing relief for all those affected by the tornadoes. The hours for this free service will be extended to 7pm nightly, including weekends, to help those businesses that are specifically coordinating aid efforts for the tornado victims, volunteers, and their families. Please contact the coordinator in the Perry County office between the hours of 8:00am-3:00pm at (573)547-8016 for further details. After 3pm, you may contact Larry at (573)225-5111 or Ken at (573)760-9764. Please share this post.


    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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