Friday, November 18, 2011

Rebuild Joplin to send thank you cards to more than 100,000 volunteers

My eighth grade communication arts classes were among those who wrote thank you cards to those who volunteered to help the city of Joplin following the May 22 tornado.

Rebuild Joplin which spearheaded this project plans to send more than 100,000 cards to volunteers:

To say thank you, Rebuild Joplin has coordinated an effort with the City of Joplin, The Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce, Joplin Schools and Bright Futures to send a thank you card to every registered volunteer.

"A thank you does more than express our appreciation for the volunteer, it helps us heal," said Kate Massey of Rebuild Joplin. "Saying thank you is also important because it further demonstrates to the world that our community is filled with hard working, appreciative citizens with a can do attitude."

Cards will be available at several locations for the public to assist in the signing process.

Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce, 320 East 4th Street Friday, November 18th, 7:30 to 9:30 am

City Hall - Tuesday morning, November 22nd

Cunningham Park Tuesday, November 22nd afternoon before the Memorial Service

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