David Hoover: Nearby communities stepping up for Joplin

Staff reports

David Hoover, design editor, web editor, photographer, reporter, composing and obit writer, The Carthage Press

City of residence: Carthage, Mo.

Where were you when the storm hit?: At home in South Carthage.

What's life like in the Joplin area now?: Surrounding communities are really stepping up and supporting Joplin in any way possible. (The Press is) a drop-off site for supplies and we have made several trips to deliver items. Also, the Carthage High School graduating class of 2011 voted to donate all of their funds for

Project Graduation to the relief efforts. The amount is near $15,000. What an unselfish act!