Joplin residents announce campaign to help tornado victims in Nebraska community

Joplin is reaching out to the northeast Nebraska town of Pilger, which was torn apart by a tornado last week. Joplin residents announced a “Joplin Loves Pilger” campaign to help victims of the June 16 tornado in Pilger.

The campaign includes a Facebook page to offer encouragement and an account at Pinnacle Bank in Joplin, with all proceeds to go to the Pilger Community Development Fund.

Joplin resident Doug Hunt says the campaign is part of his efforts to thank you to people who helped him and his city.