Shauna and Darrin Boyd, owners of Elements in Glendale, felt a desire to go to Joplin to assist their family who was affected by the recent storms in the Midwest. Shauna and Laurie, Elements' manager, were able to spend four days doing what they could to help the residents of Joplin, MO. The devastation was so vast, so there was a lot of work to be done.
Thank you to everyone that has donated to the Joplin disaster relief so far. We will continue to collect donations of cash and gift cards during the month of June to assist those who have been affected by the tornadoes. We have given part of the donations to our family and their church, and we plan to give the remainder of the donations to a young couple. They had just finished remodeling their 90 year old home 4 days before the storm. Thankfully they were out of town when their home was damaged, but it is not repairable.
We saw many homes needing repairs and many more that were just not there anymore. The city of Joplin has a long road ahead of them, but the residents' spirits are high and they are determined to come back stronger than before.
If you have any questions about how you could volunteer you efforts, we would be happy to let you know more about our experience and put you in contact with organizations who could inform you how you could help now and in the future.