Well Spent: Inspiring Artwork Benefits Joplin Relief Efforts

Jenny Inglee is a Los Angeles-based journalist and the Education Editor at TakePart.

Less than three weeks ago, a deadly tornado devastated the town of Joplin, Missouri. Cleanup efforts are well underway, and thanks to a 23-year-old junior copywriter, those who lost small businesses will be given a helping hand.

Brook Boyer of the design firm Moosylvania came up with an idea to start an Art for Joplin campaign.

"After seeing all of the damage down there," Brook tells TakePart, "I was just so upset and heartbroken." Brook has a close tie to the area. Her grandmother lived in Joplin, and other family members live nearby.

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A selection of the Art for Joplin posters. (Photos c/o Moosylvania)

Each screen-printed poster shares a message of hope and resilience, and 100 percent of the proceeds benefit United Way's Small Business Fund.

From now until June 20, Moosylvania posters are available for purchase. The cost is just $25 for each one, and they will be signed by the artist, numbered, and screen-printed by hand to order.

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