Monday, May 23, 2011

Another Tornado Disaster, Death Hovers over 100

My Goodness! Another deadly tornado has ripped through the southwestern city of Joplin, Missouri yesterday evening leaving 116 dead and 400 injured. The damage caused by the storm is tremendous in the city o 49,000. Several schools were damaged, three completely destroyed including Joplin High. An estimated 2,000 buildings were destroyed.

I have shared my frustration with the poor response given to the victims of last month's major tornado disaster. There are many cultural and political differences within our country, divisions being more pronounced amongst the North and South. Hopefully all citizens can come together and help our brothers and sisters affected by the recent disasters.

I'm thinking about organizing a clothing drive for the victims. Is that too small? I would love to partner with an organization like Habit for Humanity and do reconstruction work but funding is problematic. What to do, what to do?

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