1 year ago today, one of the deadliest tornadoes in the country’s history ravaged the town of Joplin, Missouri killing 161 residents in 32 minutes.
Some facts on the recovery:
- Nearly 50,000 volunteers came to help Joplin recover and rebuild.
- 1,000 dresses were donated for the high school prom, as well as 1,500 cupcakes baked by a woman whose home and bakery were lost to the twister.
- A 9-year old boy raised $360 by coordinating a car wash for relief efforts.