We had to leave Joplin today after donating a show for the local kids affected by the tornado. We wish we could stay longer as there is so much work left to be done. As we left town we filmed a short video so you could see some of the destruction the tornado left behind.
1. Water and ice 2. Dump trucks 3. Food for the volunteers and displaced 4. masks and work gloves 5. gas powered chain saws (gas and oil) 6. Volunteers to haul debris, type data, answer phones, and sort through donations. Plus volunteers to make food for the volunteers. 7. Buses and drivers to help transport
Today we started off the day working in the field. We were sent to help out the Environmental Corp sort out the debris at the edge of the tornado’s path. We didn’t feel quite as useful as we did yesterday clearing up people’s yards. But the work was still necessary and intense. It took many
Learn more about how others are helping Joplin and volunteering on the road over at FamiliesontheRoad.com
We arrived in Joplin today and drove through town. The devastation is unreal. The whole SE side of town is just demolished. We came in from the West and drove along 20th and up Ridgeline. The tops of trees and buildings are missing. Cars smashed and turned upside down. And it goes on for miles