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Florida company handles insurance claims and rebuilds houses

FL Company
Some four state residents have received phone calls from a company called The First Response Team. First Response is a company from Florida that offers to handle insurance claims and rebuild for storm victims.  They say they’re here in Joplin to warn storm victims about insurance companies because they are for profit. However, First Response is also for profit. “Where we make our money,... 
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What will Joplin and Duquesne look like in 5 years?

Joplin Plans
A team of volunteers is asking the public how they want Joplin to look in five years, hoping to get answers and ideas from everyone. The Citizens Advisory Recovery Team hosted meetings on Tuesday.  More than 100 people attended the first meeting on Tuesday afternoon, eager to express their ideas. Hundreds of Post-It notes lined bulletin boards inside Memorial Middle School’s gymnasium.  The... 

Public input sought by Citizen Advisory Recovery Team

Branson Cares
If you have advice on how to rebuild Joplin and Duquesne you can provide your input in a meeting hosted by the Citizen Advisory Recovery Team. They urge the public to attend and give feedback. The meetings are Tuesday in Memorial Middle School’s gym at 310 West 8th Street in Joplin.  The first meeting starts at 1 p.m. and the second meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. Each session will start with a... 

Gospel Music Channel’s ‘Uplift Someone America Tour’ bus visits Joplin

Gospel Music Channel's 'Uplift Someone America Tour' bus visits Joplin
The Gospel Music Channel visits Joplin to give donations to those affected by the tornado. “When you’re talking to families that have been through so much lately and you just say ‘hey, I just want to offer you a word of encouragement’ it goes a long way,” says Angela Cannon of Uplift Someone America. The Uplift Someone America tour bus is also going a long way to donate... 

Businesses rebuild while residents wait to start construction

Businesses rebuild while residents wait to start construction
JOPLIN, MISSOURI – Tornado ravaged businesses re-build while residents must wait to start construction. The topic of tonight’s Joplin city council meeting? The temporary hold on building permits. Why one resident is unhappy about the hold and what he’s doing to speed up re-building efforts. “As soon as possible lets bring life back into this city. Let’s bring our families... 

Construction to start on FEMA housing communities

Construction to start on FEMA housing communities
Reported July 5, 2011 at 6:05 PM CST by Lisa Olliges: Six hundred and forty-six families need temporary housing and on Tuesday officials kicked off a fast-paced construction plan for two FEMA modular home parks. One will sit alongside Prairie Flower Road on property across from the airport. It’s called the Jeff Taylor Memorial Park to honor the sacrifice of the officer killed by lightning... 
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