It's been four years since the devastating tornado that changed Joplin forever. Today hope continues to flourish and the community that has worked so hard and been through so much together continues to collaborate towards tomorrow.
The Station, which closed last year after hosting more than 1,400 volunteers over a 2 1/2 year period, is now providing a temporary location for Crosslines food pantry. The pantry had to move out of its former building by the end of April due to that property's purchase by the city for use by the local baseball team. Thanks to South Joplin Christian Church, the many who receive food assistance through Crosslines will still be able to do so as they transition into a permanent new location. Read more.
South Joplin Christian Church is also seeking to renew its special use zoning permit so that the facility, which is located in a residential neighborhood, can be used to house volunteers again should the need arise over the next five years. See local TV news coverage here.