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Abundant Life Volunteer Village helps volunteers during recovery efforts

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After the 2011 Joplin tornado Abundant Life Volunteer Village was established as a home-front for volunteers, to sleep and eat, while aiding in clean-up and recovery efforts.

The center is open to volunteers not only assisting Joplin, but also in Baxter Springs, Quapaw, and Moore, Oklahoma.

"The Volunteer Village is not just for Joplin," says Judy Bjorklund of Abundant Life Campus. "It's going to help us help other cities who have natural disasters going on by housing their volunteers. We're going to be here for the long haul. We're going to not only be here for the summer but we're going to be here in Joplin helping people and letting volunteers come in until the job is finished."

The Abundant Life Campus also provides groceries and other necessities through its "We Care: of the Four States" program. The program operates as a grocery store, providing free food for families in need, and is available only by appointment.

For more information or to schedule an appointment call 417-625-1600.

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