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Joplin Family Worship Center gives some ‘kicks’ to medical workers

The Joplin Family Worship Center held a reception this evening for the medical workers of Joplin and handed out free pairs of Crocs. The Worship Center received over 4,000 pairs of shoes in all sizes for men, women, and children. Tomorrow they will also be offering Crocs as well as boxes of food, water and toiletries to residents plus a chance to shop in their clothing tent. The church pastor says... 

High-tech mapping system keeps track of cleanup efforts in Joplin

High Tech Mapping
Reported July 18, 2011 at 6:10 PM CST by Zach Fletcher:  Agencies like the Army Corps of Engineers and the Missouri National Guard are using technology called Geographical Information Systems to plot out which Joplin properties have been cleaned and the progress of the debris removal efforts. Mapping is sometimes an asset we take for granted but after the May 22 tornado, the use of GIS technology... 

Cancer survivors get to be kids at Camp Quality

Camp Quality
Camp Quality in Newton County, Missouri is like many summer camps.  It is a place for kids to have fun by swimming, playing games and doing arts and crafts. The campers at Camp Quality range and age from four years old to 18 years old, and all of them either have cancer or is a cancer survivor. Camp volunteers and officials say they ensure kids maintain the same diet and medication schedules. And... 

South Africa consulate brings donation to Joplin middle school

South Africa Consulate
Representatives from the South African Consulate General in Chicago paid a visit today to Joplin’s North Middle School, bringing a van full of school supplies. The donation was in honor of Mandela Day, which celebrates the life work of Nelson Mandela, who turned 93 today. The consulate wanted to show gratitude to the American people for their support and chose the Joplin school district as... 

More than 100 expected to sign up for construction training program

_5-22 Tornado Damage
More than 100 applicants are expected to register for free training tomorrow. Last week we reported on a construction training program for Joplin residents wanting to rebuild and today the program’s training director, Rick Anderson, says news of the classes have generated more than 200 inquiries. Laborers’ Local 319 is putting on the three-week course called “Recruit, Train and... 

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition wants to help Joplin

Extreme Makeover Home Edition
From Extreme Makeover: Home Edition The producers of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition want to hear from survivors of the Joplin tornado who are in desperate need of housing. If you lost your home and are unable to rebuild on your own, or, if you were renting and have been displaced, the hit ABC series would like to hear your story. If you have a heroic tale of survival, and a desperate need... 
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