Catholic Charities pulling together to help Joplin tornado victims

JEFFERSON CITY -- Barely six months old in May, Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri was a two-person operation that had yet to hire its first permanent director when it was called to respond to its first natural disaster. Heavy spring rains had swollen the Mississippi River, forcing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to blow a two-mile hole in the Bird's Point Levee, flooding some 100 farms and homes in southeast Missouri in order to spare the 2,800 residents of Cairo, Ill., downstream.

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