Clean-up volunteers “living out our Gospel values”
“Why did God allow the tornado?” asked Joanne Koechner of Tipton.–Catholic Missourian
“Maybe so Missouri could show the world how to set aside differences and love thy neighbor.”
She might be on to something, judging by the volunteer work that’s taken place following the May 22 tornados that affected Cole, Hickory, Miller and Randolph Counties.
That’s how it looked to Shelly and Mike Hittner of Immaculate Conception parish, who spent Memorial Day helping with debris removal in tornado affected areas of their hometown.
“The physical work and the feeding of people has been impressive,” said Mrs. Hittner. “People were getting very creative with ways to help.”