JOPLIN, MO. --The gifts that others have shared since the tornado have been heartwarming.
The story of a group bringing books across the country to Joplin to replace what was lost in the tornado.
Action 12's Morgan Schutters spent the morning with the group from Virginia.
The supplies they brought will help re-stock classrooms the tornado destroyed...
A group from Creeds Elementary drove to Joplin to deliver boxes of books this morning.
A journey to Joplin, with an important purpose.
Meet 10-year old Kyle Haberdash and his twelve year old brother John.
Two elementary students bringing books from Virginia for Joplin school children their age, victimized by the EF-5 tornado.
"We brought these books because we really thought it would help the kids who lost all their books," Kyle Haberdash says.
They hope the books will help students and teachers transition back to reality after the storm.
"I would feel very grateful for someone coming a long way giving back," John Haberdash says.
The family represents students and parents from Creed's Elementary School in Virginia Beach.
The gifts of books will benefit the Joplin School District and the Bright Futures Program.
17 boxes of supplies books even plush toys will go to help re-supply Joplin classrooms devastated by the tornado.
It all started with a Spring book swap.
The boys' mom Kris helped organize the donations.
"Since I'm from Missouri I volunteered to bring them out here -something I could do -my part." Kris Haberdash says.
Young people extending a spirit of giving during this time of extreme loss.
Joplin School officials say they are thankful for the loving gift.
"All the way from Virginia beach! We are astounded and so excited," says Peggy Fuller, Co-Chairman of the Joplin Bright Futures Board says.
There are kids' books, and literature for teachers.