August 27, 2011
Five-year-old Sankeerth Gandhari avoids a piñata Saturday during the celebration ceremony of Krishna's birth at Shanthi Mandir Hindu temple.
Vellore Gopalaratnam offers the fire to Gopal Krishna and Mangal Sen Gupta on Saturday during the celebration ceremony of Krishna's birth at Shanthi Mandir Hindu temple. The fire signifies the light from the lord Krishna. Receivers remove the darkness and take the light in by accepting it.
Akhil Elangovan, 7, left, Arul Sethi, 8, middle, and Saathvik Kannan, 5, offer basil and flower petals to baby Krishna on Saturday during the celebration ceremony of Krishna's birth at Shanthi Mandir Hindu temple. Krishna is one of the main figures of Hinduism.
Attendees of the celebration of the birth of Krishna leave the room for the next activity Saturday at Shanthi Mandir Hindu temple.
Mehek Tapar, 8, dances Saturday during the cultural program of the celebration ceremony of Krishna's birth at Shanthi Mandir Hindu temple.
Volunteers with Columbia for Joplin seek out shade behind a dumpster at Joplin East Middle School. More than 200 volunteers helped with debris removal at the school.
Shannon Buschjost picks up debris at the entrance to Joplin East Middle School. Buschjost is part of a group of volunteers from Bland Christian Church that participated in Columbia for Joplin.
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.
Donated crutches are stacked at Misti’s Mission, a field of tents, boxes and trailers that serve as a sorting ground and distribution center for donated goods. Volunteers from Columbia For Joplin spent Saturday organizing clothes, furniture, children’s toys and household supplies.
Luke Nation, 18, a volunteer with Columbia for Joplin, cleans up debris left in the wake of the May 22 tornado that hit Joplin. Nation volunteered trough the program K-Life that organizes community service trips for its high school and middle school members.
Danielle Rogaczewski, Jennifer Vogelsmeier, and Shayli Meyer take a break from work to examine the damage at Joplin East Middle School. All three are students in MU’s Physical Therapy program, which has been delivering supplies to the Joplin area since the tornado hit.
Volunteers from Mission Joplin direct participants from Columbia for Joplin on clean-up operations at Joplin East Middle School. Mission Joplin has been organizing volunteers and donations since immediately after the tornado hit in May.
Clean-up supplies sit on the trunk of a car as volunteers take part in orientation after arriving in Joplin for the Columbia for Joplin event. After getting situated, volunteers spread out around the region to work on a variety of projects.
Shari Viox points out a damaged building through a bus window as she and other volunteers with Columbia for Joplin travel to their first stop in Joplin. Viox hasn't been to Joplin since the May 22 tornado.
Russell Logan, 15, a sophomore at Hickman High School, shovels debris from a sidewalk in a Joplin neighborhood destroyed by the May 22 tornado on Saturday. Logan was a volunteer for the Columbia for Joplin event.
A tree limb blew down at the home of Warren and Dana Walker, of Kill Devil Hills, N.C., while the couple was out surveying damage in their community on Saturday.
An image illustration shows the level of waters, at the top, just after 4 p.m. CST in Kill Devil Hills, N.C. Strong winds shifting from south to northwest caused by Hurricane Irene resulted in water levels to rise 4 feet in less than an hour, at bottom.
Workers direct the steady flow of cars dropping off items at the Mid-MO Recycling e-recycle event in the Home Depot parking lot on Saturday morning.
Paul Cook loads a truck with televisions donated by Columbia residents at the e-recycle event at Home Depot on Saturday. The event collected items from Columbia residents such as televisions, computers, stoves, printers and other unneeded electronic items and appliances.
Students participate in a game of water balloon dodge ball during Mizzou H2O on Saturday. Students also had the chance to spray fire hoses and to go up in a fire truck bucket to drop water balloons in tubs to win gift cards.