Joplin rebuild involves 7 homes, 7 days

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — Hundreds of people turned out to rally for a plan to rebuild seven Joplin homes in seven days with the help of the television show “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.”

The show plans to begin rebuilding the homes this month and will also involve reconstruction work at Cunningham Park. The Joplin Globe reports that (http://bit.ly/oKDJC0) 21 building contractors are taking part in the “big build.” They have been meeting this week with subcontractors and materials suppliers to plan the work.

Sam Clifton of Millstone Homes, a Springfield contractor, is leading the reconstruction effort. He says the show is bringing in 18 project managers for the event, which starts Oct. 19.

Joplin was devastated by a May tornado that killed 162 people and destroyed or damaged more than 7,500 dwellings

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Information from: The Joplin Globe, http://www.joplinglobe.com

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