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Join Us in Helping AWA Farmer Feed Joplin

iStock_000003630115XSmallAll of us at Animal Welfare Approved have been concerned about the seemingly endless spate of devastating weather across the country, and are doing what we can to reach out to our farmers in affected areas.  Our hearts go out to all of those who have suffered the overwhelming loss of loved ones, homes, and livelihoods. As the people of Joplin, MO work to pick up the pieces and move on from the disaster in their area, we have become aware of a unique effort springing from within the AWA family and we are doing all we can to support it wholeheartedly.

Jack Whisnant, the son of Patricia and Mark Whisnant (Animal Welfare Approved farmers from American Grassfed Beef in Doniphan, MO), is leading a group to Joplin to provide BBQ pork and grassfed burgers over the Memorial Day weekend and following week. Jack recently lost his smokehouse to fire and is working back at the family farm.  As a member of a Missouri farming family he feels strongly that it is his duty to help as best he can with the efforts in Joplin. Jack is heading to Joplin, MO today with a group of volunteers, smokers, grills, coolers, AWA grassfed beef as well as pastured pork and bottled water.  He will be providing hot meals for all those in need throughout the weekend and coming week, and plans to stay for as long as he can.

If you would like to support this effort, the best way to do so is with an electronic transfer from your bank account. Jack has set up a bank account specifically to receive funds for this effort. If your bank does not offer this service, you may mail a check directly to the bank. Important: please include a note with the check (or in the memo line) that says “Deposit to account 75264.”

The bank information is as follows:

Jack Whisnant Joplin Relief Fund
First Missouri State Bank
#2 South Mount Auburn Rd.
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703
Routing Number: 081519219
Account Number:  75264
Phone: 573-334-9000
Bank Contact: Uli Duenne

This endeavor is a massive undertaking, and we want to assist Jack in being able to meet the needs of all those in Joplin who come to him for aid. If you would like to assist the effort, please contact Amanda Kisner at (202) 446-2149 or by email at  Please support us by passing this message on to your network.

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