Near midnight on May 22, a tornado struck Missouri’s capital, Jefferson City. The storm damaged over 600 buildings and left many residents without basic utilities. This natural disaster was just one of the many from last spring that impacted Missouri communities. And theUniversity of Missouri, in partnership with MU Extension, MU Health Care and local and state officials, was there to help —from cleaning up the damage to providing housing for displaced residents.On this week’s episode of Inside Mizzou, Chancellor Cartwright talks with two members of the Mizzou community who assisted the Jefferson City tornado recovery efforts: Lynda Zimmerman, program director and engagement specialist in nutrition and health education for MU Extension in Cole County; and Marigrace Heinze, a junior majoring in biological sciences. They discuss how the university community came together to help those in need, as well as the complex road to full recovery.
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