Oak Grove Relief Efforts

The Oak Grove, Missouri, community and surrounding unincorporated areas was struck by a devastating EF3 tornado Monday, March 6. The tornado damaged and destroyed multiple homes and properties. There are several ways to get involved and help Oak Grove and the surrounding areas. Member of the community may sign up to volunteer or donate to the "Help Oak Grove" Go Fund Me page. The Jackson County Assessment Department may allow tax relief to residents who's homes are unfit to live in. Information for tax relief is listed below. Jackson County is also providing a free yard waste and debris collection site for residents, see below for more details. 


Tax Relief Information

In the event of a Natural Disaster like the weather damage that occurred in areas  of Jackson County on March 7, 2017, some homeowners who have had their homes seriously damaged or destroyed may be eligible for a Removal of Residential Dwelling Value from Assessment of Real Estate.


If this recent weather event has damaged your home to the extent that it cannot currently be occupied, as a homeowner, you can petition to have the value of your home reduced or removed, beginning on April 1, 2017 and until such time as the home can be safely reoccupied. Simply complete this FORM and return it to the address within.


To qualify for this assistance the home must be un-inhabitable and/or completely destroyed. The program is not available to you if your home has been damaged but is still in livable condition nor is this program available for commercial property.


Please do not hesitate to contact the Jackson County Assessment Department if you have any questions regarding the form or the details of this program.

For more information about residential real estate disaster program, visit: jacksoncounty.com/Assessment

Natural Disaster Abatement Application (PDF)


Saturday, May 20th will be the last day scheduled day for volunteers to help in the Oak Grove Tornado clean-up efforts. Those interested in volunteering are encouraged to call New Life Church (816-690-3514) for more information. 

Please check the New Life Church Facebook Page and Oak Grove Community Page for daily updates and volunteer opportunities.
 New Life Church  816-690-3514
 801 SW 1st Street, Oak Grove, MO 64075  8 - 10 AM Daily
Closed Sunday


Another way to help our neighbors affected by this tragedy is by donating items. The local Community Services Leagues (CSL) around the area will be accepting donations and/or monetary donations for the next couple of weeks. For more information about CSL locations and donation lists, visit: 

Donations are also being collected and distributed at the New Life Church, located at 801 SW 1st Street, Oak Grove, Missouri 64075.  Stay up-to-date on volunteer needs, donation requests and more on their Facebook page.
Independence (This is a preferred drop off location)      
404 N Noland Road, Independence, MO 64050
 Monday - Friday 8:00 AM  12:00 PM 
    1:00 PM  5:00 PM
Blue Springs      
200 SW 10th Street, Blue Springs, MO 64015  Wednesday Only 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
Grain Valley      
2017 W Walnut Street, Grain Valley, MO 64029  Wednesday Only 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
New Life Church

801 SW 1st Street, Oak Grove, MO 64075 Monday - Friday  8:00 AM
8:00 PM 
Items Needed: Tylenol & Ibuprofen, Ziplock Bags & Pillows       
Central Bank
The Oak Grove Chamber of Commerce has set up an account for donations at the Central Bank of the Midwest in Oak Grove. Checks need to be made out to "Oak Grove Chamber of Commerce". Please mail checks to: 500 Broadway, Oak Grove, Missouri 64075.

Steel City Media and Metro Ford have teamed up throughout the month to help Oak Grove. Metro Ford will donate $100 for each new vehicle sold up to $10,000 plus they will match any monetary donations up to $10,000! Please donate today at the Go Fund Me
 page or drop off donations at the Steel City Media radio station.

Steel City Media Station  gofundme.com/helpoakgrove   
508 Westport Road, Suite 200, Kansas City, Missouri 64111     
Oak Grove Chamber of Commerce  paypal.me/ogchamber  
103 SE 12th Street, Oak Grove, Missouri 64075
Metro Ford Cares Logo with bullet points