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An EF5 tornado tore through Greensburg, Kansas, a small southwestern Kansas town on Friday May 4, 2007. The tornado wiped out over 95% of homes and ten people died as a result of the tornadoes. The tornado was estimated to be 1.7 miles in width and traveled for nearly 22 miles with winds reaching over 200 miles per hour. Within hours, teams from Mennonite Disaster Service’s Kansas Unit were in the area doing cleanup.
MDS has set up operations for a project near the Greensburg Mennonite Church. Greensburg has a small Mennonite community.
MDS purchased property to set up operations near the Greensburg Mennonite Church. Greensburg has a small Mennonite community which continues to help in the physical work of rebuilding the community. MDS worked with the local community on 32 repair jobs and four complete rebuilds in their efforts to bring hope to many displaced people. Currently the Kansas Unit is scheduling volunteers.
Report to February 8, 2008 The roof is steep: an eight / twelve pitch.Frost crystals sparkle on its slope.With nail gun poised, his nerves a’twitch,He scales this upended ‘bar of soap.’ This is the house that Jack...
608 North Sycamore Street, Greensburg, KS 67054
Office tel: (620) 723-2223
Volunteer tel: (985)291-1296
Fax: (620) 723-2228
Project Start Date: May 2007
Volunteer Status: This project will work Thursdays through Saturdays. Call (985)291-1296 to volunteer.
Volunteers to Date: 3662
Jobs Started: 237
Jobs Completed: 236
Project End Date: April 25
Volunteer Information: Please download and read the files listed below if you are planning and preparing for travel to work in Greensburg.
Greensburg Volunteer Information