Day of Unity
As of the end of April 2012, 130,009 volunteers have provided 810,476.5 hours to the rebuilding of Joplin. In addition to all in our community who have persevered this past year, organizers encourage the many individuals, organizations and agencies who have come to our community to return to Joplin and join our citizens in this historic anniversary.
This website is designed to provide information about the Day of Unity and other events and activities surrounding the first anniversary of the devastating EF-5 tornado that forever changed the citizens of Joplin and the Four States region.
“We know there are many who have memories from this day, as well as the months following as we began putting our lives and our community back together. Residents, volunteers, business community members and our faith-based organizations all have been extremely important from the moments following the storm throughout today in our recovery efforts. We encourage all to participate in the Day of Unity activities in the manner they find most appropriate for them. Staying together as one has been significant in our success in recovery efforts, and it will continue to provide benefits as we work together and finish the rebuilding process for a stronger and better community.” Joplin City Manager Mark Rohr