The Community Foundation of the Ozarks is accepting donations to support community recovery efforts from the tornado and flooding damage related to last week’s storms.

A series of tornados, followed by flooding, affected a large region of southwest Missouri last Tuesday and Wednesday. Among the hardest-hit communities in the CFO’s service region are Ozark, Rogersville, Willard, Miller and Wheaton.

Secure online donations can be made to the Southern Missouri Recovery Fund for general recovery or specific communities at:

The Finley River Community Foundation, an affiliate of the CFO based in Ozark, has established a specific fund for recovery needs for its community. Donors interested in supporting Ozark’s recovery can make gifts online at:

Checks can be mailed to: Community Foundation of the Ozarks, P.O. Box 8960, Springfield, MO, 65801. Donors should note the name if they wish to support a particular community. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the IRS.

Funds will be used to support recovery efforts through a grantmaking process to nonprofit organizations that address high-priority community needs.

The Community Foundation of the Ozarks is a regional public charitable foundation established in 1973 that provides asset and resource development, grantmaking and public leadership through a network of donors, 49 affiliate foundations and some 600 nonprofit partners across central and southern Missouri.