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    Posted May 30, 2011 by
    meeedem
    Location
    Joplin, Missouri
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    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Joplin tornado: One year later

    meeedem and 14 other iReporters contributed to Open Story: Joplin tornado
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    Disaster hits Joplin

     

    Arrived in Joplin on Tuesday with a team of eight people coming from Austin, TX. One mission, to help anyone in sight and in every way possible. From distributing supplies and hot meals, digging through the rubble for photo albums, moving elders to temporary homes or simply comforting people, mission was accomplished. We were housed by the wonderful people of Calvary Baptist church where volunteers came by the hundreds looking for any work. Photos nor videos do the destruction any justice. Every time we set out into the disaster area I would get chills, every sight we visited my hairs stood up, could never get use to the sight of total demolition by wind. The destruction is unbelievable as was the spirit of the people of Joplin.

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