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Video from Joplin,MO

If you read my last post, then you know I spent the earlier part of this week in Joplin, MO helping with disaster relief. I’m still recovering from that, so there won’t be any new posts this week. I’ll be back on track starting this Monday.

In the meantime, I just wanted to share this video of our experience with you. My new friend Carlos took some amazing footage and put it up on his website.

You can find the video here: http://www.ragamuffinsoul.com/2011/06/joplinvid/.

Totally Devastated

Joplin, MO Tornado Relief

Yesterday, I met a man named Jackson.

A giant tornado ripped through his home of Joplin, Missouri last week. At nearly 150 deaths, this was the single deadliest tornado to hit the U.S. since 1947.

As the storm raged and the tornado absolutely ravaged his neighborhood, Jackson and his family sought shelter in his small concrete basement.

He literally draped himself over his wife and daughter for their protection as his house was ripped up and completely swept away. After the tornado passed, he was forced to put together a small shelter out of some debris and a door in order to protect his family from the rain and hail.