The Joplin Globe had a great article today on Joplin recovery effort following the May 22, 2011 tornado that hit the city. The topic of the article is “the warehouse” an aptly named, well, warehouse that means more to its local community than the unassuming name implies. The warehouse is the staging ground for much of the recovery efforts carried out in Joplin, including that of Lutheran Disaster Response.

Through the doors of this building have walked thousands of volunteers from all over the country who have come to help. Also highlighted is Immanuel Lutheran Church (LCMS) that was a major actor, along with Martin Luther School, in early and continuing efforts in feeding, housing and organizing volunteers.

It’s a great read on how in times of need being the hands and feet of our corporate body is a calling for all who bear the name of Christ. Check out the full article Volunteers Focus on Rebuilding, not Theology.

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