Tag Archives: tornado

Churches, agencies and communities work together to recover from tornados

March 6 – 7 was a dark and stormy night, with thunderstorms, hail and tornados leaving paths of damage and destruction in Smithville, Oak Grove and surrounding communities.

A long, hard road ahead, people of Joplin know they are not alone

As tough as they are, the people of Joplin learned two lessons.

Catholic Charities in Joplin as long as needed

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.

Diocese continues to open hearts, wallets to Joplin

There was no way to let people know in advance, but yet they dug into their wallets and purses and they gave.

Holy Spirit parishioner rushes to aid her hometown

Catholics and parishes throughout the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph have organized relief efforts for the victims of the May 22 tornado in Joplin. This is the story of one of them, Kathy Wittman of Holy Spirit Parish in Lee’s Summit.

October 29, 2020
The Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph