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Lawrence residents volunteer in Joplin, Mo., during Memorial Day weekend June 1, 2011

These photos were taken by Randy Lewis, a Lawrence resident and owner of the Lawrence sewer and drain contracting business Pronto Rooter. He and his 14-year-old son, Justin, volunteered over Memorial Day weekend clearing debris in Joplin, Mo., while his wife, Diane, answered phones at a volunteer center. Diane Lewis is an employee of the World Company.

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hitme 2 years, 10 months ago

There's plenty of room in the Baker Wetlands Bog to dump all the debris...no one will notice the difference in appearance and hopefully it will absorb the moisture so it can dry out.

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whats_going_on 2 years, 10 months ago

I was down there and took a bunch of photos too. Heartbreaking.

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lfsswimmer 2 years, 10 months ago

or it can be used for animal habitat sites

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kernal 2 years, 10 months ago

Perhaps some of it will be salvaged and recycled once it's cleared away.

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Bassetlover 2 years, 10 months ago

There isn't a landfill in the world big enough to hold all the debris. Where in the world will it all go?

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