Rebuild Joplin was formed days after the May 22nd, 2011 tornado that devastated Joplin - taking 161 lives, destroying 7,500 homes and over 500 businesses. Rebuild Joplin began as a resources linkage website connecting those in need with those who wished to help. Shortly thereafter, it became clear that the Joplin community needed a strong leader for residential recovery. In late 2011, Rebuild Joplin became SBP's first affiliate incorporated under the national 501(c)3.
On December 6th, 2014, SBP and Rebuild Joplin completed the recovery in that community. By implementing SBP's model for post-disaster rebuilding, SBP and Rebuild Joplin helped residents recover a year-and-a-half ahead of schedule.
SBP affiliate, Rebuild Joplin
Though the recovery in Joplin is complete,
please consider donating to ongoing
recoveries in other areas in which SBP is active