joplin tornado

'Sluggers' group faithful in commitment to Joplin residents

Dale Green worked on a rebuild of a home by Catholic Charities for a tornado victim in 2011 in Joplin. It was the first of nine trips there by the St. Louis Sluggers.

The St. Louis Sluggers disaster recovery team, a 19-member crew of parishioners and friends from Queen of All Saints Parish in Oakville, has returned from Joplin after working on six projects.

This fall trip was their ninth trip to Joplin, starting in 2011 after a devastating tornado there. Previously they made 11 trips to the Mississippi Gulf Coast following Hurricane Katrina.

The projects, spread out over the week, included:

• Siding of two new homes sponsored by Catholic Charities near the new Joplin High School.

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