Archive for the ‘Missouri’ Category

The different faces of Joplin

Posted by | Filed under Missouri | Jun 13, 2011 | Comments Off

My time in Joplin has come to an end (June 5). After ten days, eight in the field, of volunteering my body is exhausted and it is time for me to move on. The heat and humidity (60%) down here have been quite oppressive; 94 F in the shade if you can find any. With […]

Wow, volunteers everywhere

Posted by | Filed under Missouri | May 30, 2011 | 2 Comments

I have now been in Joplin for four days and I am still amazed and excited about the continued outpouring of volunteers. Today I worked with three folks from Chicago; Larry, Jack and Lauren. They drove through the night to get to Joplin to help for the next three days. They are not the only […]

Recovery Joplin – the right thing to do

Posted by | Filed under Missouri | May 27, 2011 | Comments Off

I had planned on visiting Joplin on my last road trip back in 2007, but did not have enough time. This time Joplin again was on my itinerary. I just didn’t think I would be here under these circumstances. I was in northwestern Arkansas last Sunday when the tornado destroyed parts of Joplin. The news […]