KANSAS CITY, Mo (Reuters) - Cash is not all that is coming from generous people to Joplin, Missouri, which is struggling to recover a crippling May 22 tornado. Singer and Missouri native Sheryl Crow announced Monday that she is giving up her vintage 1959 Mercedes convertible to help rebuild ten schools destroyed or damaged by the twister. Crow will have the Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Roadster put on the auction block in Pebble Beach, California, on August 22. She has owned the car since 2005. The auction house, Gooding & Company, estimates the cars value at $50,000 to $80,000 but a spokesperson said it could go for much more, given the Crow connection and the good cause. After the tornado in Joplin I was moved to help rebuild a city so close to where I grew up in Missouri, Crow said in announcing the donation Monday. Crow is from Kennett in southeast Missouri and was a teacher before becoming an entertainer.