Donations from around the country piled up and volunteers turned out in droves in the days and weeks that followed last year's devastating May 22 tornado in Joplin, MO. City officials estimate that Joplin received donated resources and volunteer hours totaling $17.7 million, the largest amount in Missouri's history and the largest amount ever recorded in FEMA's Region VII.
This type of response is a testament to the generosity of the American people and National Service is proud to have been there to witness it. A year later, AmeriCorps is still there helping Joplin get back on its feet.
|359||AmeriCorps Members Who Have Served in Joplin|
|76,879||Hours Served by AmeriCorps Members|
|75,786||Volunteers Coordinated through AmeriCorps Recovery Center|
|520,102||Volunteer Hours Reported by AmeriCorps Recovery Center|
|2,222||Volunteer Groups Registered|
|2,226||Completed Homeowner Requests|
|6,053||Damage or Needs Assessments Completed|
|20,000||Meals Served in Disaster Areas|
|732||Homes Mucked and/or Gutted|
|798,623||Total Volunteer Hours|