Timbers, Red Cross Join Forces For Spring Storm Partnership

Joplin, Mo., hometown of Timbers captain Jack Jewsbury, hit hard by tornado

PORTLAND, Ore.— The Portland Timbers and American Red Cross are teaming together in a Spring Storm Partnership to help raise funds to aid the victims of recent tornadoes in Joplin, Mo., and spring storms around the country through a text message-based campaign.

The Red Cross will also be on-hand to collect donations at JELD-WEN Field Sunday as the Timbers play host to D.C. United at 2 p.m.

Fans can text ‘REDCROSS’ to 90999 to donate $10 to help with the effort.

Joplin – the hometown of Timbers midfielder and captain Jack Jewsbury – and other parts of southwest Missouri were struck by a tornado Sunday, killing over 100 people. It was the deadliest single tornado in the United States since 1953.

For more information about the American Red Cross, visit www.redcross.org.