A Community Responds With Compassion
a matter of seconds, the landscape of the 154-year-old
William Jewell College campus was altered by the
150-mile-an-hour winds of a fast-moving funnel
cloud on the evening of May 4, 2003. Damage estimates
to College structures and facilities from the
tornado strike have been estimated at $8 million.Thanks
to advance warning and established emergency response
procedures, no injuries were sustained by students,
faculty or staff.
More than $50,000 in general merchandise purchasing
cards, rent subsidies, utility subsidies and furniture
purchasing credits has been distributed to displaced
residents of the Regent’s Quad married student
housing complex, according to Vice President for
Religious Ministries Andy Pratt, whose office
coordinated relief efforts. Regent’s Quad was
among the hardest hit areas of the Jewell campus.The
three-building complex has been demolished, and
designs for a new complex are in the preliminary
phase. Most of the residents were relocated to
a Liberty apartment complex following the storm.Melrose
Hall, the women’s
residence hall that was also extensively damaged
in the storm, is undergoing a complete renovation
and will remain closed throughout the 2003-04
we move forward,we are doing so with a vision
that embraces not the needs of the past, but rather
a vision that can meet the expectations and requirements
of the 21st century,” Dr.Sallee said.“Our obligation
is to ensure that the buildings and equipment
damaged or destroyed by the tornado will be replaced
with state-of-the-art facilities that will attract
and serve well our future students and faculty.”Rick
Winslow, dean of student affairs, said that all
single rooms on the campus would be doubles for
the current school year. All housing requests
for the fall semester were fulfilled, and he was
confident that all requests for on-campus housing
for 2003-04 could be accommodated.
“We want to express our deepest appreciation
to those who have communicated their concern and
expressed their generosity,” Dr. Sallee said.
“We could not have accomplished what we have without
the dedication, concern and commitment of the
extended Jewell community.”
Some selected “snapshots” of the community’s response
to the storm:
- More than $130,000 in donations was received
in the College’s advancement office
- A benefit auction held by Crowley Furniture
in Liberty raised $48,000 to assist storm victims
- The Liberty Lions Club contributed over $9,000
in Wal-Mart merchandise cards
- Verizon Wireless contributed $10,000
- More than $20,000 was raised by 16 area churches
- Representatives of several area colleges
contacted Jewell, some sending money and others
sending volunteers to assist in the cleanup
- Kansas City radio station 96.5 scheduled
a benefit concert to assist Jewell students
Following is a list of donors who contributed to William
Jewell College’s storm recovery efforts:
|96.5 The Buzz
David and Kristin Albers
Mr. and Mrs. James R.Albers, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs.William D.Alexander
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence E.Allen, Jr.
American Baptist Churches,USA,Valley Forge, Pa.
American Red Cross
Applebee's Neighborhood Grill
Dr. and Mrs.D. Blane Baker
Baptist General Convention of Missouri, Columbia,Mo.
Mrs. Peggy Ann B. Benjamin
Mr. and Mrs.Bruce M. Bird
Blue Ridge Baptist Church, Independence,Mo.
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd R. Bolin
Mrs.Roberta J. Bowles
Dr. Georgia B. Bowman
Mrs. Mary Shaw Branton
Rev. and Mrs.Robert A. Brennan
Mr. and Mrs. Dean K. Buford
Dr. and Mrs. David D. Burhans
Mr. and Mrs.Ryan Calder
Cates Auction & Realty Co., Inc.
Mr. and Mrs.Willard R. Cauffield
City of Liberty
Chandler Baptist Church, Liberty,Mo.
Dr. and Mrs. Edgar R. Chasteen
Mr. Frank C. Chenoweth
Ms. Lori Childs
Mr. and Mrs. Michael B. Clark
Ms. Brenda Colburn
Collegiate Catering, Inc.
The Community Foundation for the National Capital
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Missouri
Crowley Furniture, Inc.
Ms. Danetta Cull
Mr. Michael A. Cummings and Ms. Pamela Miller
Mr. and Mrs.Tom Daniels
Mr. and Mrs. Michael E. Davis
Mr. and Mrs. David W.Day
Mr. Frank DeLeon
Mr. Jeffrey D. and Dr.Anne C. Dema
Dr. Judith A. Dilts
Ms. Rebecca Di Sette
Mr. and Mrs. Frank F. Dixon
Dr. and Mrs.Thomas C. Eagle
Ms. Marla Elsner
Emmanuel Chinese Baptist Church, Lenexa, Kan.
Mrs. Betty P. Eubank
Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Fanolio
Fellowship of the Concerned, Liberty,Mo.
Mr. and Mrs. James H. Filby
First Baptist Church, Jefferson City,Mo.
First Baptist Church, Columbia,Mo.
First Baptist Church, Greenwood,Mo.
First Baptist Church, Independence,Mo.
First Baptist Church, Storm Lake, Iowa
Ms. Barbara F. Fischer
Ms. Sally Fletcher
Ms. Roberta Fogel
David and Carolyn Fulk
|Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Galloway
Ms. Marilyn Gerdes
Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City,Mo.
Mr. and Mrs. Cameron C. Greenhaw
Mrs. Elspeth Kathleen Grindstaff
Gustavus Adolphus College
Ms. Donna N. Hammer
Mr. and Mrs.Lynn A. Harmon
Dr. Kim B. Harris
Dr. Lois Anne Harris
Mr.Edward M. Haskell and Dr. Deborah L. Chasteen
Ms. Jenni Hastings
Dr. and Mrs.Robert G. Hawkins
Ms. Jennifer L. Hedgpeth
Ms. Jean Henley
Mr. Luke A. Hiller
Dr. and Mrs.W.Alan Holiman
Ms. Betty Holliday
Holmeswood Baptist Church, Kansas City,Mo.
Hosanna Women of ELCA
Christopher and Elizabeth Hoyt
Mr. and Mrs. James A. Hubbard
Dr. Gerald D. Hudder
In As Much Ministry, Liberty,Mo.
J.E. Dunn Construction Company
Mrs. Daryl A. Johnson
Mr. Jeff Johnson
Ms. Jennifer Johnson
Mr. and Mrs. Russell M. Johnson, Jr.
Dr. and Mrs.Timothy R. Johnson
Bob and Arlene Kakich
Ms. Demi Kiersznowski
Kirkwood Baptist Church, Kirkwood,Mo.
David R. and Bonnie S. Knauss
Mr. and Mrs. James R. Kolstad
Lakeside Presbyterian Church, Storm Lake, Iowa
Mrs.M. Marie Landers
Dr. and Mrs.Edwin H. Lane
Mr. and Mrs.Bruce M. Laughlin
Mr. and Mrs. Steven E. LeBlanc
Liberty Sertoma Club
Jim and Esther Lindgren
Lion's Club International
Mr. and Mrs.Wallace Lockard
Ms. Deborah Locke
Mr. and Mrs.Winton H. Manning
Mark Twain Cave, Inc.
Mrs. Mary E. Marks
Eddy and Brenda Martin
The Marvel Group,LLC
Ms.Tracy J. Marvel
Mrs. Mary Kay McPhee
Ms. Joy Meisel
Mr. and Mrs.Harold S. Melcher
Memorial Baptist Church, Columbia,Mo.
Mid America Nazarene University
Mrs. Margaret L. Millen
Leslie, Gordon and Scott Miller
Missouri Baptist Convention Disaster Team
Missouri Baptist Foundation
Missouri Public Service
Dr. Faye E. Moore
Mrs. Ruth I. Moore
Emily and Sergio Moreno
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher L. Morgan
Mr. and Mrs. Chris Morrison
Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin H. Morrow
Mr. and Mrs. Martin B. Munn
New Balance Kansas City
Ms. Cynthia Newman
Mrs. Miller Nichols
Nano A. Nore
Northgate Baptist Church, Kansas City,Mo.
Northland Community Foundation
Mr. John H. Norton
Dr. and Mrs. James H. Olson
Mr. Drew Osborne
P.E.O. Sisterhood Chapter IZ
Walt Paquin and Rhonda Winstead
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce A. Piszel
Mr. and Mrs.W.Edward Place
John and Lara Plaisance
Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, Liberty,Mo.
Pleasant Valley Baptist Church Response Team, Liberty,Mo.
Mr. and Mrs.L.R. Porterfield
Mr. Bill Prather
Paul and Rayma Prewitt
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce A. Reed
Reed Portrait Group
Dr. Elaine A. Reynolds
Mr. and Mrs. Michael W. Reynolds
Dr. and Mrs. John W. Richards
Mr. and Mrs.Robert M. Rohlf
|Ms. Charlene Roscher
Carolyn E. Rutherford
Mr. and Mrs.William E. Rutledge
Sallie Mae Company
The Salvation Army
Mr. and Mrs. Lance D. Sandage
Mr. and Mrs.Albert W. Sandring
Mr. and Mrs. Hal Sandy
Second Baptist Church, Liberty,Mo.
Dr. and Mrs.Thomas E. Shea
Ms. Margaret “Betty” Shouse
Ms. Dorothy E. Sims
Dr. and Mrs.W. Christian Sizemore
Ms. Marisa L. Smith
Smoke Stack Bar-B-Que
Dr. and Mrs.Thomas Sneed
South Liberty Baptist Church, Liberty,Mo.
St. James Catholic Church, Liberty,Mo.
Starlight Theatre Association of Kansas City, Inc.
Dub and Joy Steincross
Ms. Kim Sutton
Ms. Jane Tally
Mrs. Sandra S.Terrell
Dr. and Mrs. Harvey M.Thomas
Dr. and Mrs. Daniel A.Triplett
Hon. and Mrs.William E.Turnage
Universal Construction Company
Vanguard Packaging, Inc.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. of Kansas City
Mr. and Mrs.R. Neil Weatherford
Dr. and Mrs. J.G.Whittaker, Ph.D.
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel G.Wilinsky
Mr. and Mrs. John R.Wilkinson
Dr. and Mrs. Gerald B.Williams
Mr. and Mrs.Andreu L.Wiltse, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard M.Wright
Mr. Nathan A.Wyman
Mr. and Mrs. Jon G.Yeager
Pai Ling Yin