On 22 May 2011, the deadliest tornado in the United States in over 60 years tore through Joplin, Missouri. Local authorities estimated 25 to 30 percent of Joplin was damaged. Leaders of two local congregations, the Community of Christ church and the Joplin Second Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, reached out to one another in the wake of the storm.
As government agencies, churches and other nonprofit organizations work to help residents recover from Hurricane Sandy, an interfaith bond forged in the aftermath of another storm is an example of the good that can come from difficult circumstances.
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