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Alabama choir volunteers in Joplin

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The Missouri Department of Conservation says Monday is the last tree planting day of the season, and they ended on a good note.

Some members of a senior high youth choir from Madison, Alabama sang along as they planted trees.

With some sweat and hard work the choir planted 36 trees at Poplar Place, Magnolia Heights and Cedar Hill Apartments for people living with a chronic mental illness.

The group is on a tour and chose to spend its service day in Joplin and help with recovery efforts.

"We had tornadoes in our area as well and we have a lot of empathy here and we know a lot of what you are going through," says Jeff Williams of Asbury United Methodist in Madison, Alabama.  "We decided we wanted to come up here and help with the tornado relief."

"Showing love to people that maybe we don't know or actually may never see, but we know it's making a difference and we actually have a lot of fun doing it," says Lauren Payne, a member of the choir.

There are 40 choir members on the trip.

The others helped out with other organizations like Rebuild Joplin and Art Feeds.

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