One Year Later, Volunteers Are Still Needed to Help Rebuild Joplin
This week marks the one year anniversary of the tornado that destroyed more than 2,700 homes in Joplin, Missouri. The community has come a long way in the past year, but volunteers are still needed to continue rebuilding homes for those who are still displaced.
Yesterday Missouri's Governor, Jay Nixon, announced the Governor's Joplin Challenge, a partnership between Missouri sports teams and Habitat for Humanity to build 35 homes this year. To meet their goal, Habitat for Humanity needs all of the volunteers they can get. To be included in their build schedule, fill out the application at joplinchallenge.mo.gov/volunteer.
Rebuild Joplin is also looking for volunteers to help build homes for those that can't afford to rebuild on their own. You can choose volunteer dates and register with Rebuild Joplin HERE. Volunteers are responsible for their own housing and will be provided a list of local options. For more information, visit Rebuildjoplin.org/volunteer.
[Photo: Joplin Challenge]