- Associated Press - Monday, May 16, 2016

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) - A fund established after the deadly Joplin tornado is distributing the last of its money.

The Joplin Globe (https://j.mp/1Otl2Ov) reports that donations poured into the Joplin Recovery Fund from around the world after the 2011 storm. This month, the fund will have distributed slightly more than $6 million from about 700 contributions to benefit residents and the community.

Recent disbursements include $30,000 to the Lafayette House, which works with abuse victims.

Lafayette House executive director Alison Malinowski Sunday says the donation will go toward building a transitional living house for clients of the center. She says Habitat for Humanity will assist the agency with the construction.

Money from the fund has gone toward a new medical school and for home rebuilding and repair. It’s also benefited programs that serve children.

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Information from: The Joplin (Mo.) Globe, https://www.joplinglobe.com

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