On May 22, an EF-5 tornado forever changed Joplin, MO. Among the thousands affected were the Joplin school system, and its more than 7,700 students and 1,100-plus employees. The storm was devastating, but we are determined to soar again. Join us as we rebuild the Joplin schools and ensure our students will have Bright Futures.
Student and Staff Stories
Below is a video about Irving Elementary students and staff who want to share their stories of resiliency, determination and hope. Please watch!
“The Heart of Joplin-The Joplin Tornado” will help you teach your children and future generations in years to come about what happened that fateful night. It conveys the scope and magnitude to people that were not able to be in Joplin the night of the tornado or in the weeks that followed. You will gain an understanding and appreciation for the survivors and volunteers that make up the true heart of Joplin.
“The Heart of Joplin-The Joplin Tornado“ features survivor stories, volunteer stories, a narrative of the night of the tornado, pictures from the night of the tornado and the weeks that followed, and a picture walk through Joplin showing the destruction left behind by the EF-5 tornado. It is a 271 page digital eBook in PDF format. It is viewable on any device that displays PDF files like your iPad, iPhone, Kindle Fire, Nexus 7, tablet, laptop, desktop, Mac or PC.
Click Here to purchase the book. $5.00 of every purchase comes back to Bright Futures Joplin.