Sweet Tomatoes hosts Fundraiser and Personal Hygiene Drive for Joplin Tornado Victims
On Tuesday, June 7, the Kansas and Missouri Sweet Tomatoes locations will be hosting an all-day fundraiser to benefit the American Red Cross, Joplin tornado victims. The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families.
Sweet Tomatoes will also be kicking off a two week personal hygiene drive for the tornado victims. Because of the loss of many homes in Joplin and lack of space, the American Red Cross is in need of personal hygiene items to provide to tornado victims. Sweet Tomatoes will be collecting items from June 7 – June 21. Preferred personal hygiene items include toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, body soap, wipes, shavers and shaving cream.
The Sweet Tomatoes locations in Kansas and Missouri will donate 10 percent of lunch and dinner sales for the entire day on June 7 to the American Red Cross Greater Ozarks Regional Chapter located in Joplin. Sweet Tomatoes has been an on-going partner with the American Red Cross and has raised over $40,000 for the organization during the past three years. Sweet Tomatoes is involved with sponsoring events and fundraisers for the American Red Cross, providing food donations and is an on-going emergency food vendor in select regions.
Sweet Tomatoes provides a healthy salad bar full of fresh, seasonal vegetables and tossed salads, made-from-scratch soups, hand-crafted muffins, focaccia and breads and tasty desserts. For information about Sweet Tomatoes call your local restaurant or visit www.sweettomatoes.com. To make a donation to the American Red Cross visit www.redcross.org.
Participating Sweet Tomatoes:
|Kansas City||1309 Meadow Lake Pkwy.||816-333-9192|
|Crestwood||9846 Watson Rd.||314-966-3882|
|Creve Coeur||10401 Olive Blvd.||314-872-9181|
Overland Park 8505 College Blvd. 913-317-9092