Friday, June 3, 2011

Moving on, Joplin will stay strong!

As you know, Joplin, MO was hit with an EF5 Tornado at 5:41 PM on May 22, 2011.
I live about 17 miles from Joplin. I have no damage at my house, but the tornado went right over the shelter I was in. My folks and my brother missed it also by 1/2 mile. We all did lose electric and cable for a couple of days. Thankfully, everyone is safe and no damage. My brother and I went into Joplin approx 6:30 PM, we couldn't sit and do nothing like alot of  people did. We helped where we could at Wal-Mart and Home Depot. Bill and I  also did more volunteer work thru out the week and weekend. So much more needs to be done though. It will be a long road, but Joplin will REBUILD and be bigger than before.

I will get back to blogging hopefully in the next day or so. THANKS to all those who texted, emailed and called. You don't know what that meant to me!! I am fine and so is my family. Saddened, yes, but we will be alright.

Keep sending those thoughts and prayers for those in Joplin, MO



Rhonda Langley said...

So glad you are safe! Lots of work to be done I know. How awesome of you to volunteer to help!

Kym said...

Lois, so glad to hear that you and your family are safe. And bless you for helping those in need!!.

Allison said...

I'm so glad to hear that you an your family are safe! My thoughts and prayers are with all those in Joplin.