Almost as if to show the state and the nation that it is on the road back to recovery, high profile remembrances of the May 22, 2011 Joplin Tornado took place a day before the anniversary itself, as President Obama, Governor Nixon and other dignitaries were on hand in the city for Joplin High School's graduation exercises.
The tornado and the damage it caused drew many with Kirkwood ties to jump into action. We thought now would be a good time to reintroduce you to many of those stories here. We might humbly suggest that you might give a thanks to the people mentioned here for what they've done to help put Joplin back on the road to recovery. You can do that in the comment section in each story if you'd like.
May 24, 2011: Local Malls Show Love for Joplin Kids
May 31, 2011: STAGES to Donate Ticket Proceeds to Tornado Victims
June 1, 2011: Kirkwood to Joplin: An Unforgettable Road Trip
June 2, 2011: Kirkwood Funeral Director Lends Hand to Joplin
Oct. 14, 2011: Meramec Sculpture Students Lend Hand in Joplin
Nov. 28, 2011: Kirkwood Giving Trees Ready for Presents
March 17, 2012: Des Peres Church Brings Hope to Joplin, 9 Months Later