A call center that takes the calls, we have to pay an annual fee for that," says Heartland Crime Stopers coordinator Paula Bone. "We also have a software system and there's an annual fee for that. We also have our websites and all of that. So we have to maintain all those."
Heartland Crime Stoppers is a citizen-run tip-line and needs about $20,000 a year to stay up and running. If you would like to donate, make checks payable to Heartland Crime Stoppers, and mail it to PO box 715; Joplin, MO 64802.