As cleanup and restoration efforts continue after an EF2 tornado struck northern Ozark neighborhoods on the night of April 30, the Christian County Emergency Management Agency is working to organize any would-be volunteers.

For those who wish to help, Christian County Emergency Management is coordinating and organizing all volunteer and donation efforts. Current volunteer needs include chainsaw teams and limb and debris pickup teams.

If you would like volunteer or provide supporting resources, please contact Christian County Emergency Management at (417) 582-5400. 

If you would like to make a monetary donation, you can do so by contacting Community Foundation of the Ozarks at (417) 864-6199 or by donating online to the Ozark Recovery Fund at

At this time no clothes, shoes or miscellaneous items are needed, according to a press release from the city of Ozark.

The city of Ozark asks that anyone not working on tornado relief in an official capacity stay clear of impacted areas such as the Rivers and Waterford subdivisions.The Ozark Police Department, Christian County Sheriffs Office and Missouri State Highway Patrol want to remind you to beware of and report suspicious activity in the affected areas to local law enforcement. Additionally, those impacted by the tornado should continue to remain diligent in hiring reputable contractors to perform work on impacted properties. 

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