Each volunteer stayed an average of 21 days on assignment. Joplin Red Cross workers say the experience was very meaningful to people in this community.
"Since obviously, a lot of our volunteers went through the tornado in 2011, we sort of did have insight on how to run a disaster scenario such as that," said Chad Toland, Disaster Preparedness Assistant.
A report on the first 3 months post hurricane shows regional volunteers worked more than 25,000 hours during this time period. Their volunteer work is estimated to have saved more than $7,000 for the areas affected.