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Thousands of volunteers leave Joplin house with signatures



 

Thousands of volunteers leave Joplin house with signatures

Thousands of volunteers leave Joplin house with signatures
News from Joplin Globe:

JOPLIN, Mo. — Inside the ravaged shell of a house at 2502 S. Joplin Ave., a treasure awaits: Signatures and messages from thousands of volunteers adorn the walls, ceiling and just about every other place in the house that took a direct hit in the May 22 tornado.

But many signatures of those who came to Joplin’s aid are fading or disappearing because of exposure to the elements — including the 100-degree-plus heat over the summer.

“So many people had heartfelt messages that were there,” said Patrick Tuttle, director of the Joplin Convention and Visitors Bureau, who hopes to salvage the house for a museum. “It’s like a major thank-you note to the entire city, and we need to have that somehow so we don’t lose all those emotions. This just kind of puts it into perspective of where they’ve all come from — all over the country and all over the world.”

JUST FINISHED

The house belongs to Tim and Stacey Bartow, who had spent the past five years…………… continues on Joplin Globe

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