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We joyfully welcome our new Director of Distaster Response, Mr. Trent Davis! Trent and his family have moved to Joplin to help us in our ongoing response to the tornado. Trent's experience includes being a contractor, a missionary, and a volunteer coordinator in the Chicago area. We are thrilled to have him working with us at Immanuel. He will be coordinating volunteers, connecting with other organizations in Joplin, and leading our effort to continue our response to the May 22 tornado. May God richly bless his ministry among us!

 
 
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7,500 homes and businesses were destroyed.
18,000 cars were damaged beyond repair.
Up to 42% of homeowners were underinsured or uninsured.
Hundreds upon hundreds of families are living in temporary FEMA trailers.
Experts estimate that Joplin will take at least five years to recover and rebuild.