Monday, October 24, 2011

Ten for Joplin to raise walls for 10 homes Saturday

(From Tulsa, Joplin Habitats for Humanity)

Ten families affected by May’s devastating tornado in Joplin will take a huge step in rebuilding their lives as they raise the walls on their new Habitat for Humanity homes on Saturday, Oct. 29. The Tulsa and Joplin Area Habitat for Humanity teams and hundreds of volunteers will work along side the families to raise the walls simultaneously on 10 homes in a tornado-ravaged neighborhood.

Who: Tulsa Habitat for Humanity, Joplin Area Habitat for Humanity, the City of Joplin, company and foundation sponsors, and hundreds of volunteers

What: Wall-raising ceremony to kick off 16-day blitz build

When: 9 a.m. central time Saturday, Oct. 29

Where: Intersection of E. 22nd St. and S. Kentucky Ave. in Joplin

Why: As the citizens of Joplin move into the rebuilding phase of their recovery following the devastating EF-5 tornado that hit their community on May 22, the need to help the victims without homes continues.

About Ten for Joplin

In a blitz build from Oct. 29 to Nov. 13, the Tulsa and Joplin Area Habitat for Humanity teams have joined forces with the City of Joplin to construct 10 homes for low-income families impacted by the devastating May 22 tornado. The Ten for Joplin project provides an opportunity for Tulsans and others in surrounding communities to contribute their time and money to help their neighbors in need. More information is available at

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