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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. 
Read more about the link between tornadoes and climate change.

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. 

Read more about the link between tornadoes and climate change.

• Posted Tuesday May 22 10:35am  49 notes
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