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Joplin disaster gains local assistance

Joplin disaster gains local assistance

June 1st, 2011 in News

Loading a Hogans truck at the Cargill Hatchery in California are, from left, Wayne Rex, Dan Britton, Walter Phipps, Julie Gerloff and Ronnie Korte. Supplies were collected from around the area at the hatchery and the Cargill processing plant. The Hogan's truck stopped at Versailles to pick up items collected by the Ministerial Alliance. Two Joplin area turkey farm suppliers of Cargill were reported destroyed although most of the turkeys survived.

Photo by David Wilson

The unprecedented tornado which struck Joplin on May 22 has resulted in an outpouring of assistance of people, equipment and supplies from all areas.

Several area people went to Joplin to help out with needed labor while others have donated and transported supplies and money for the cleanup of the disaster.

Several places, such as Something Sassy, volunteered to be dropoff points for relief items, while others, such as Cargill and the Hogan trucking company, have volunteered to transport supplies.

For more of this story check out the June 1 issue of the California Democrat.