Rebuild Joplin ends work after building 180 homes
JOPLIN (AP) - A building effort that began when a May 2011 tornado devastated Joplin has wrapped up its efforts.
Rebuild Joplin dedicated the 180th home it has constructed on Saturday, marking the end of a project that involved more than 10,000 volunteers working nearly 200,000 hours.
Rebuild Joplin co-founder Jerrod Hogan said the project gave residents hope after the tornado destroyed a large swath of the city and killed 161 residents.
The Joplin Globe reported tools, vehicles and other equipment Rebuild Joplin used will be donated to organizations rebuilding homes in the northeast United States hit by Superstorm Sandy.