Shelley Simon and other Columbia for Joplin volunteers work outside of a former kitchen

August 27, 2011 | 8:56 p.m. CDT
Outside the window of what remains of a destroyed kitchen, Shelley Simon, middle, an independent architect from Columbia, rakes debris. Simon volunteered with the group Columbia for Joplin, which worked to clean debris, notify neighborhoods of services available to them and stack supplies at a donation station in areas affected by the tornado.

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