The Salvation Army continues to provide relief efforts in Joplin, seven years after a tornado killed 161 people there. More than 7500 homes and 500 businesses were destroyed when the tornado hit on May 22, 2011. To date, the Salvation Army said it has spent $8.3 million on Joplin relief efforts.
The organization helped with immediate needs such as food, water and basic necessities. The Salvation Army continues long term recovery in Joplin including counseling, home repairs and home and storm shelter projects.