The tornado that tore through Joplin, Mo., killed 120 people, and flattened the town. It also ripped off four letters from the high school sign: J-L-I-N. As the city slowly rebuilds itself, someone with a roll of duct tape saw the broken sign and decided to send a message out to the community.
Debra Angstead captured the above photograph and Drew, her 16-year-old son, put together photographs and video taken inside the school. The two were visiting Joplin with the Missouri National Education Association HOPE fund.
Update: This post originally misspelled Debra Angstead’s name. I apologize for the error!