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Joplin Tornado: 1 Year Later, How You Can Help

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May 22, 2012 marks the one-year anniversary of the tornado that ripped through southern Missouri, changing lives for thousands of people in the densely occupied city of Joplin.

The EF-5 tornado took 161 lives and injured 1,150 other people, the Joplin Globe reported.

One year later, Joplin is still healing and determined to rebuild their destroyed city.

See below for ways you can still help.

What you can do:

Convoy of Hope
An organization focused on feeding initiatives, disaster response and community outreach, Convoy of Hope volunteers have logged more than 20,000 hours in rebuilding Joplin -- and are still there. To learn more about its efforts in Joplin and to get involved, click here.

Red Cross:
Even one year later, the American Red Cross is still working on disaster relief and collecting and doling out supplies to people living in affected areas. Find out more here

AmeriCares:
The organization has donated items such as blankets, water bottles, insulin and even tetanus vaccinations. To find out more about how you can help with the organization's relief efforts, visit the website.

Rebuild Joplin
Text "JOPLIN" to 50555 to give $10 to help rebuild. Your donation goes toward helping to give a family back their home. Find out more online.

Operation Blessing International: The organization has rebuilt and restored numerous homes. Find out how you can get involved online.

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