Rebuild Joplin is a non-profit agency leading the residential recovery efforts in Joplin, Missouri. Partnered with the St. Bernard Project, a national disaster recovery non-profit, Rebuild Joplin ensures that tornado-impacted residents have access to affordable and safe housing, delivered through coordinated, efficient and ever-improving construction systems and partnerships.
Rebuild Joplin was formed days after the May 22nd, 2011 tornado devastated Joplin – taking 161 lives, destroying 7,500 homes and over 500 businesses. Rebuild Joplin began as a resource linkage website connecting those in need with those who wished to help. Shortly thereafter, it became clear that the Joplin community needed a strong leader for residential recovery. In late 2011, Rebuild Joplin partnered with the St. Bernard Project – founded in post-Katrina New Orleanse, with the goal of expediting the recovery for hard-working residents who were not able to rebuild their homes without support. Our organization is supported by dedicated volunteers and community partners like the Joplin Long Term Recovery Committee,  United Way and Community Foundation of Southwest Missouri. 
Rebuild Joplin is an innovative, award-winning nonprofit organization which ensures that Joplin residents will recover from the May 22nd, 2011 EF5 tornado in a prompt, efficient and predictable way. Adopting best practices in disaster recovery, Rebuild Joplin began an evolution into the hub for residential recovery in Joplin. Rebuild Joplin has rebuilt over 160 homes.
705 Illinois Ave. Suite 1
Joplin, MO 64801

(417) 625-3543

 (417) 553-4253

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Our Valuable Team Members

Thomas Corley
Thomas CorleyDirector
Matthew Holloway
Matthew HollowayTeam Member Services Manager

Kile Lesmeister
Kile LesmeisterConstruction Manager
(417) 625-3542
kile@rebuildjoplin.org

Partner Organizations

Rebuild Joplin is nothing short of a community-wide effort to help connect existing resources with community needs. The quick action and construction of this site would not have been possible had it not been for the generous contributions of countless volunteers, community organizations, and businesses all rallying behind the desire to help serve their community. We thank every single one of them for their contributions, input and help.