Mennonite Volunteer Helps Missouri Town

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In the spring of 2011, floodwaters hit Morehouse, MO, leaving the town submerged for 10 days, sustaining water damage in almost two-thirds of its residences. Once the floodwaters receded many homes were unfit for occupation due to mold and other damage. They had to be demolished -- down to the slab. FEMA's Voluntary Agency Liaison Group Supervisor Miriam Gelo working on assignment in Missouri put out the call for help and the Mennonite Disaster Service answered. They sent volunteer Roger Claassen and his mini-excavator 550 miles to Morehouse, MO to do the job. - Location: Morehouse, MO
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