Journalists for Joplin • The big headlines have given way to other news, but work continues in Joplin, Mo.
On May 22, a tornado tore through the southwest Missouri town. Within hours, Post-Dispatch photographers were on the scene, giving us the first glimpses into the destruction. Now, four photographers — J.B. Forbes, Robert Cohen, Laurie Skrivan and Huy Mach — will use those their photos, like the one seen here, to help.
Journalists for Joplin, presented by the Post-Dispatch, the St. Louis Regional Arts Commission and Schiller’s Photo, will sponsor a silent auction on July 29 at the Regional Arts Commission, 6128 Delmar Blvd. See the photos and bid from 6 to 9 p.m.; admission is free, but donations are requested. Free parking is available behind the Pageant, which is across the street from the RAC. The photos will remain on display July 30. All donations and proceeds will go to Community Foundation of the Ozarks’ Joplin Recovery Fund.
A view of extensive damage from Sunday’s tornado in Joplin. Post-Dispatch photographer J.B. Forbes toured Joplin aboard a Missouri National Guard Blackhawk helicopter Tuesday morning.
Tornado cleanup continues in St. Louis. These robins, which live in the windowsill of Dara Hoffman’s home in Ferguson, survived the high winds of the April 22 storms. Large trees in her yard did not. Hoffman has posted signs near the birds — “Robins nest here! Be careful not to harm,” one reads — so volunteers do not disturb them. Post-Dispatch photo by J.B. Forbes • email@example.com