Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Joplin Recovery

My sister and my dad spent last weekend volunteering in tornado-ravaged Joplin, MO, and we're so proud of them.  They helped clean up yards, separated materials at destroyed properties, helped with demolition, and assisted at an aid station. 

Often tragedies make headlines only until the next one hits.  There's no shortage of tragedies, and it's impossible to donate money/time/services in the face of each one, but please remember that the real work continues long after it's faded from public consciousness.  My sister said they expect it to take three years to clean up Joplin.  The tornado killed 153 people and destroyed roughly 6,000 homes. 

See how you can help and monitor progress in Joplin here.  Then help if you can.  Volunteer, send supplies, or send money.  If you can't help with time or money, pray for them.

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