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Convoy of Hope Begins Construction on Ninth Home in Joplin

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Convoy of Hope recently broke ground on the ninth disaster-resistant, energy-efficient home for tornado survivors in Joplin, Missouri. Since breaking ground on the first home in February 2012, eight families have gotten a new start through Convoy of Hope.

“This project would not have been possible if it weren’t for the generous supporters and partners of Convoy of Hope,” says Hal Donaldson, president of Convoy of Hope. “As we approach the second anniversary of this storm, we continue to focus on bringing hope to families who have faced seemingly insurmountable odds.”

Additional home builds are expected to follow in the coming months.

Partners for the project include Adam Brady Construction, Alpha Title LLC, Project Safe Home, T.F. Concrete Forming Systems and Joyce Meyer Ministries—Hand of Hope.

The new high-tech, low-energy homes are specially designed with reinforced concrete walls and other innovations to be sturdier and more sustainable than traditional houses.

Total construction costs to date for the project have topped $1 million.

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