Eight USS Missouri Sailors Continue Volunteer Efforts in Joplin


Eight USS Missouri (SSN 780) Sailors continue their volunteer efforts by organizing 200 volunteers to assist with clean-up efforts in Joplin, Mo., June 2.

The Sailors dispersed over several areas of Joplin to remove debris, assist homeowners with recovery of their belongings and oversee volunteers.

“After our first day in Joplin it became clear to all members of the Missouri team that our decision to volunteer in Missouri and assist not only the citizens of Joplin but the entire state, was the right one. It further strengthens the strong ties between USS Missouri and our namesake state,” said Chief Yeoman (SS) Mike Shea.

The Missouri Sailors departed their homeport in Groton, Conn. on June 1, to assist with recovery efforts following a tornado that tore through the city last month. Each Sailor elected to take voluntary leave for one week to offer assistance where needed in Joplin.

“We also have realized that what we are doing here is helping to establish a strong footprint in the recovery and rebuilding of the town of Joplin,” said Shea.

The Missouri Sailors will continue their volunteer efforts with Americorps, the American Red Cross, and the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency until the middle of next week.

Missouri is the fifth Navy ship to be named in honor of the people of the “Show Me State.”

Source: navy, June 6, 2011;

Share this article

Follow Naval Today

One thought on “Eight USS Missouri Sailors Continue Volunteer Efforts in Joplin”

Comments are closed.


<< Sep 2019 >>
26 27 28 29 30 31 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 1 2 3 4 5 6

Defence Safety Conference 2019

The Defence Safety Conference returns to London this October as the only event solely dedicated to enhancing safety across all aspects of defence.

read more >


As the only comprehensive international exhibition of its kind in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, PACIFIC 2019…

read more >

Maritime Information Warfare 2019

SMi’s Maritime Information Warfare conference is returning to London…

read more >