JOPLIN, Mo.- Diversified manufacturer Leggett & Platt announced today that it has donated $100,000 to Lafayette House as part of a previously announced $1 million pledge to aid the Joplin community following the May 22, 2011, tornado. Leggett & Platt's contribution helps further Lafayette House's mission to serve and protect area women and families affected by abuse and addiction.

In the weeks following the tornado, Lafayette House increased its housing capacity to provide shelter for Joplin women and children. Today, their staff and volunteers are still dedicated to helping the tornado victims find homes and fulfill needs. Since the storm, Lafayette House has seen a 40% increase in the number of residential nights provided.

"We are very grateful to Leggett & Platt for their strong community support and for recognizing the needs of area families," said Alison Malinowski Sunday, Lafayette House Executive Director. "This contribution will help hundreds of women and children."

Lafayette House will use a significant portion of the donation to refurbish their building, helping provide a comfortable place for women and their children.

Source: Leggett & Platt

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