Disaster Strikes in Joplin, KC Answers the Call for Help
Our heart goes out to those survivors of the Joplin, Missouri tornado. Much of the city is devastated, and the number of dead and injured continues to rise. The city has effectively shut down, with most businesses and schools closed or collapsed. One beacon of hope in all the suffering is Joplin Public Library. Their main branch was left unscathed, and they have bravely opened their doors every day this week.
With the spring season jumping ahead of the calendar this year, we’ve already had a chance to experience a few severe storms. Last year’s tornado in Joplin really hit home for many of us who have friends and family in that area. After that storm, I decided to take a few proactive measures with some of my keepsakes, and I moved them into our basement. It’s hard to imagine losing things like family wedding albums, photos, and old letters.