Solar Eclipse Fundraiser

Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and help people with disabilities and people who are aging live independently!

MERIL is hosting a fundraiser in conjunction with the total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. St. Joseph, MO is the perfect location to witness the eclipse, and we are offering our facilities and lawn space to those who would like to view the eclipse and/or camp out the night before.

We have accessible indoor bathrooms (without showers), and we are located less than a quarter-mile from I-29. There will be a very large number of people in St. Joseph on this day, and traffic is expected to be highly congested. From our location, you can avoid the traffic with direct highway access.

We are open to discussing any additional amenities that you might be interested in. Just give us a call at 816-279-8558 or send us an email at

Currently, we are seeking group reservations. For a minimum donation of $20, donors will reserve one parking space in our parking lot. For an additional $20 donation, donors will also receive a grass area (10 ft. by 10 ft.) for camping.

We encourage you to visit the St. Joseph Convention and Visitors Bureau website to learn more about this unique event: Many online resources explain why St. Joseph is ideally located for this eclipse, including:

Please share our flyer and our social media posts with anyone who may be interested in this fundraiser!