(From Southwest Missouri Bank)
Southwest Missouri Bank (SMB) is excited to welcome ABC’s Emmy-award winning reality TV show, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition to Joplin. The Extreme Makeover: Home Edition team will build seven homes in seven days for families who suffered losses in the May tornado that destroyed much of the city. The weeklong Extreme build began on October 19.
Finding ways to help Joplin recover and rebuild has been at the forefront for SMB since the devastating tornado, and that’s what led them to donate the funding for the purchase of one of the lots that the homes will be built on.
In addition, SMB has put together two teams of volunteers to assist with the project. According to Peggy Fuller, SMB’s Marketing Director, the volunteers lined up quickly. “We have a team going Saturday, and then another going on Monday. Within 30 minutes of notifying our staff, I had filled all of the slots and had a waiting list. The response has been amazing!”
“We are so excited to be a part of this. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition coming to town is evidence that Joplin remains in the hearts of people.” Fuller added. “It has been so wonderful to see people from all over the country continuing to come and help us through this disaster.”