As the skies grew dark and angry, Albright sought shelter in the back of the store with co-workers and shoppers.
"I thought it was over for me," Albright said.
Albright survived the tornado and today he is rebuilding his own life. He says being one of the many students who helped to build seven houses in seven days for "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" is part of that healing process. Albright joined about 50 other students who worked overnight on a Wednes-day, continuing into the following morning to take part in the Tyvek wrap of the homes.
"It's an amazing feeling knowing I can finally give back," he said. "Like all of the construction management students, it's incredible to be here. But personally, it's just an honor for me to do this."
Thursday, November 03, 2011
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition build helps PSU student recover from Joplin Tornado
The Nevada Dally Mail has a feature about Pittsburg State University student Mitch Albright, who was working at Academy Sports May 22 during the Joplin Tornado: