Joplin Service Center to Move to New Location.

The recent disaster in Joplin has left many businesses without operating space, many of which are looking to reopen as quickly as possible. As many of you are aware, our Joplin Service Center has been on the market since June 2010, after the board of directors voted last year to sell it and move operations to a storefront facility. A sales contract for our service center was submitted to us on Friday, May 27, and the board of directors approved it on Wednesday, June 1.

We recognize that this catastrophic event has disrupted many lives, and we are dedicated to make the transition process as seamless as possible for the girls, volunteers and staff in Joplin. The board also approved a lease for space one mile from the current service center location, in the Crown Plaza at 1202 S. Rangeline Road, Suites 8 & 9. This space will accommodate our staffing needs, house retail operations and a seasonal cookie cupboard, and provide a location for members to drop off paperwork.

We have received a closing date of June 30 regarding the sales contract for the Joplin Service Center. The last day for operations at this building was close of business on Friday, June 17. As you are aware, we will be leasing a space at 1202 S. Rangeline Road. We will need to do some remodeling before the office can be opened for business. We are working as quickly as possible to make this a quick turnaround, but there will be some transition time in which we will not be able to conduct business from the new facility, including retail shop services. To help provide good service to our members, customers in service units 701, 702, 703, 704, 705, 706, 707, 710, and 711 will receive free shipping on GSMH retail orders through our GSMH web site or through our mail order/phone order process. Free shipping will remain in effect until the retail services are up and running at the new facility on Rangeline.

If you need to turn in registrations or other paperwork, continue mailing them to the current Joplin Service Center address of 1029 E. 7th Street, Joplin, MO 64801. Please do not bring anything to the 7th St. address or the Rangeline address.

We are working hard to make this a smooth transition, and we appreciate your patience during this time.

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3 thoughts on “Joplin Service Center to Move to New Location.

  1. Our Girl Scout Troop #9129 here in Laredo, TX has collected girls clothing and toys along with some other items to donate to the Girl Scouts there in Joplin. Can we mail these to the 7th Street address or is there somewhere else that would be better? Please let us know. We’d like to help. Thanks, Karen

  2. I have the same question, we are Troop 60280 in Kingston, NY and we have items to send also, what address should we use? Thanks – JoAnn

  3. Thank you for your questions, and we apologize for the delay in getting back to you.
    For tornado relief/recovery donations and items, please send those to our Springfield office and they will be sure to get them to the appropriate destinations!

    Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland
    Springfield Area Administrative Center
    210 S. Ingram Mill Road
    Springfield, MO 65802

    Thank you all so much for your assistance and your efforts! It means so much and makes a difference!

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