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August 15, 2012

MSSU group plans trip to flood-damaged Minot, N.D.

Joplin residents will have the chance next month to assist and encourage residents of Minot, N.D., another town familiar with the destruction that Mother Nature can bring.

A service trip to Minot is being organized Sept. 5-9 by the Resource Development Center at Missouri Southern State University. More than 11,000 Minot residents were evacuated and more than 4,100 homes and hundreds of businesses were damaged by heavy flooding of the Mouse River in June 2011, just one month after an EF-5 tornado hit Joplin and killed 161 people and damaged thousands of homes and businesses locally.

“We would love to have community people who want to say thank you, who want to pay forward the love we received here in Joplin,” said Rikki Smith, an organizer of the trip.

The cost of the trip per person is $450 and includes transportation, lodging, meals and a T-shirt. Anyone unable to go on the trip but who wants to participate can contribute to the scholarship and sponsorship fund to assist those who have signed up to go, Smith said.

The Resource Development Center will also host three local community service projects during the week of Sept. 10. Volunteers will work with Joplin Area Habitat for Humanity; with a group from the historic Murphysburg district to help restore the Handy Chapel AME Church on West Fourth Street; and with Operation Goody Bag to send decorated, snack-filled lunch sacks to members of the military and first responders.

Fore more information on the trip to Minot, N.D., or other service projects through the MSSU Resource Development Center, call 417-625-3521 or go to mssu.edu/resource-center.

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