Tornado levels Joplin
The U.S. Department of Labor intends for the money to be used for 2,200 temporary cleanup jobs.
The city's officials are inviting any of the more than 100,000 volunteers who helped in the past year to return for the event on May 22.
Despite differences in location and culture, similar devastation from natural disasters has brought groups from both cities together in pursuit of the best way forward.
The U.S. Postal Service changed their delivery methods in Joplin's most damaged areas, though they haven't been clear in communicating to those affected by the changes.
The president will deliver remarks at the May 21 commencement. Joplin High was destroyed by a tornado, forcing students to attend classes at a nearby mall.
Souls Harbor, a 30-year-old homeless shelter, has paved the way for numerous other organizations to assist Joplin's rising homeless population.
Though fundraising efforts were successful, service agencies still do not have enough money to cover the costs incurred by last year's tornado.
Amid a vote on a $62 million bond issue to rebuild destroyed and damaged schools in Joplin, many wonder where donations to the district went.
Superintendent C.J. Huff said the money the school district has received in donations is not enough to fund the repairs and rebuilding made necessary by the May tornado.
The demolition of Joplin High School will begin as soon as workers finish pumping water from the basement and complete asbestos removal.
In the wake of devastation, many young professionals left their stable jobs to help rebuild Joplin after the deadly May 22 tornado.
After losing their homes in a deadly May 22 tornado, customers of Vivint, a Utah-based security company, are still paying bills to protect their uninhabitable buildings.
After taking a direct hit in the tornado that hit Joplin, the "Volunteer House," with messages scribbled on its walls by people from around the country, takes first steps toward preservation.
Demolition work begins Sunday at St. John's Mercy Hospital in Joplin, the hospital that was virtually destroyed in the May 22 twister.
The recovery plan was developed by a citizen advisory panel and includes the creation of four new business districts that would allow residents to live and shop nearby.
As Joplin rebuilds following the deadly May 22 tornado that destroyed a large portion of the city, accountants are preparing to endure tough tax preparation for businesses in the area.
Members of Stephens College who volunteered to build and design homes in Joplin for "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" watched their efforts revealed to the public Friday night at a watch party while they were surrounded by family and friends.
A citizens' advisory panel charged with leading initial recovery efforts wants the city to create four new business districts that would also allow residents to live and shop nearby.
A grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency is helping to rebuild a Joplin hospital. The grant is one of many aimed at helping communities recover from last year's natural disasters.