Joplin Disaster

The F5 tornado that hit Joplin, Mo. Sunday, May 22, is reportedly the deadliest single tornado in the United States since 1947.

Digital Monitoring Products (DMP), a manufacturer of intrusion, fire, access control, network and cellular communication products, is supporting relief efforts for tornado victims in the Joplin, Mo. area and encouraging members of the DMP Authorized Dealer Network to join in. The tornado struck on Sunday, May 22, killing 138 people (reported to date) and destroying thousands of homes and buildings. DMP is providing aid via support of Convoy of Hope, a Springfield-based charity that provides disaster relief and other humanitarian services around the world.

Every dollar donated to Convoy of Hope is leveraged into seven dollars worth of food, water and supplies. DMP is supporting the relief effort by matching donations dollar for dollar with their employee contributions, so that every DMP dollar contributed is leveraged into two dollars and ultimately $14.00 of relief supplies. 

“Our hearts go out to the people stricken by the tornado in Joplin,” said DMP president Rick Britton. “The city is only an hour west of our location. They are literally our neighbors, so many DMP employees have friends and family there. We feel a special need to support them in this time of great need, and are fortunate to be able to rely on Convoy of Hope, a respected, international aid organization that’s based right here in Springfield, to provide aid to the hurt, hungry, and homeless of Joplin.” 

Donations can be made online or by texting CONVOY to 50555.