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Joplin Girl Scout Camp receives storm shelter from city

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A ribbon cutting was held Thursday at Camp Mintahama, as a new storm shelter was unveiled.

The camp houses Girl Scout troops from all across the area.

The city of Joplin received shelters from FEMA, 11 of which are to be distributed to charitable organizations. Something troop leaders say is needed in a place like Camp Mintahama.

"In a remote area like this where you want to get away from it, some things you need to keep in touch with and serve weather is one of them. So this provides safety and I think it increases confidence about our preparedness to handle anything that may come our way out here," said Troop Leader Lisa Nelson.

Girl Scout officials say the addition of the new tornado shelter is a blessing valued by Girl Scouts throughout the region who have experienced severe weather, and everyone can feel better prepared as a result of this gift from the First Response Tornado Fund and the City of Joplin.








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