PHOTO GALLERY: Ten For Joplin volunteers help build homes
Monday, October 31, 2011 | 12:39 p.m. CDT;
updated 7:36 p.m. CDT, Monday, October 31, 2011
Volunteers for Ten for Joplin prepare to install a wall onto one of the homes destroyed by the tornado on Kentucky Avenue on Sunday afternoon. A group of volunteers was assigned to each home with a leader to rebuild the homes.
JOPLIN — On Sunday, Ten for Joplin helped build houses destroyed by the tornado in May.
Teams from Habitat for Humanity in Tulsa, Okla., and Joplin have joined efforts for the project, which aims to build 10 houses in 16 days for low-income families impacted by the tornado that hit Joplin on May 22.
Workers and volunteers help rebuild one of the ten homes destroyed by the tornado on Kentucky Avenue in Joplin on Sunday afternoon. Professional construction workers, identified by green shirts, were assigned to each group of volunteers that worked on the houses.
Gov. Jay Nixon talks to members for Ten for Joplin, a group of people who volunteered to help rebuild homes in Joplin, on Sunday afternoon. Nixon also attended the One State, One Spirit Classic, a basketball game later that evening.
A volunteer works on a house on Kentucky Avenue that was destroyed by the tornado in Joplin on Oct 30. Ten for Joplin rebuilt 10 of the homes that were destroyed and, on Nov. 19, presented the keys to the families.
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