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Thread: Photo of JoAnns in Joplin, MO

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    Had to go to Joplin to Petsmart today. First time I have been over there since the tornado. My gosh, it's just piles of rubble! You just wouldn't believe!

    Just had to take a pic of the JoAnn's store. Don't think I will be shopping there anytime soon! The white you see through the windows is SKY! There is no roof or back walls. Sorry the pic is not so good, but it's hard to drive and take a picture and not run into anybody.

    I heard from a clerk at the JoAnns in Fayetteville, AR that they were already planning to build a new building in Joplin before the tornado hit, and it's going to be bigger and better than the one that was there. YAY!!! I also heard that the company was extremely considerate of the employees and has taken good care of them financially and in other ways. That's really good to hear!

    JoAnn Fabrics in Joplin, MO after the tornado hit
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    Bummer!!!!

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    OH HOW AWFUL

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    oh my word. there's nothing left.

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    My heart goes out to all of the folks that lost everything...Mother Nature was was not nice...

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    thats terrible, mother nature at its worst

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    Wow! Unbelievable! Looks like some of the fabric strung around by the building! What a shame! My heart goes out to all that was involved with that terrible storm! Thank you for sharing the photo!

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    I hope it's true that the company is taking care of the employees. So often these chains think of their employees as indentured servants! That makes me want to shop at JoAnn's a little more often. I try to give my LQS my business for fabric, but I usually use my coupons for batting and incidentals.

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    Thank you for sharing the photo. I read in the Jolpin newspaper how everyone gathered with the manager and the soft walls protected them from harm. Blessings in the mist of bad weather conditions. Thanks to the Man above, Ruler of all things.

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    We have family in Joplin...their home and neighborhood were leveled. They were lucky to escape with their lives. This was an EF 5 tornado...the strongest since the 1930's I believe.

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    Sometimes these photos just seem so 'close to home', so identifiable with, for those of us from far away from the scene. I still get a knot in my stomach over this event. Saw a donation collection point at the grocery store here in Lynchburg VA this morning.

    Jan in VA

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    That is so sad. The destruction is horrible down there.

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    Thank heavens the staff is okay and being taken care of by corporate. All the rest can be done over.

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    Oh No!!! :(

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    Wow that is terrible.

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    Such shocking pictures from joplin!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustBonnie2
    Had to go to Joplin to Petsmart today. First time I have been over there since the tornado. My gosh, it's just piles of rubble! You just wouldn't believe!

    Just had to take a pic of the JoAnn's store. Don't think I will be shopping there anytime soon! The white you see through the windows is SKY! There is no roof or back walls. Sorry the pic is not so good, but it's hard to drive and take a picture and not run into anybody.

    I heard from a clerk at the JoAnns in Fayetteville, AR that they were already planning to build a new building in Joplin before the tornado hit, and it's going to be bigger and better than the one that was there. YAY!!! I also heard that the company was extremely considerate of the employees and has taken good care of them financially and in other ways. That's really good to hear!
    It will take a long time for all these towns that were hit to get back up and running.

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    I wonder where all those bolts of fabric ended up...and spools of thread..they must have traveled for miles!

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    That is so sad.

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    Very Sad!

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    so devastating!

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    SOOOO-where do all the bolts go? Did someone wake up w/a field of cotton to harvest?we all see the cars & building supplies ripped up or set aside. Never really thought about where ALL the stuff in a store ends up! HMMMMM....

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    Wow

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    How sad; you never really get a feel for any natural disaster until you see it in person.

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