Kari and Justin Nevins love Joplin and prior to the tornado, their home was known as "the neighborhood's house," where kids could play,
have refreshments and hang out. Kari is part of Bright Futures, a, organization whose goal it is to increase graduation rates through teaming
with businesses and faith-based partners to provide for the needs of students. The parents, along with their children, Uriah, Avery, Cana, and
Rhoen, ran to the cellar. As they huddled together, they felt the force of the tornado as it ripped apart their house. After making sure his
family was safe, Justin immediately started helping others by searching and digging neighbors out of the destruction. The tornado not only
destroyed their home, it also destroyed the entire neighborhood and school Kari worked so hard to help. Without a home, the Nevins are
currently staying in the basement of a friend¿s house as they try to piece back their lives. They are now staying in a rental home 17 miles
outside Joplin, but want to come back.