Missouri non-profit seeking help after storm

Missouri non-profit seeking help after storm
This week's round of storms caused thousands of dollars of damage inside and out. (Paul Bell, Mission Missouri)
This week's round of storms caused thousands of dollars of damage inside and out. (Paul Bell, Mission Missouri)

SIKESTON, MO (KFVS) - This week's storm packed a punch in the Heartland.

Parts of Sikeston were also a target for Mother Nature and a non-profit group there, aimed at helping others, is now asking for the communities help.

For decades, Mission Missouri has helped thousands of men turn their lives around after overcoming drug addiction.

Only now, heavy winds have left the organization leaning on others for help.

"It looked like a missile had hit the front yard cause there was pieces of roofing everywhere. It was total chaos. I looked like a war zone," said Paul Bell.

Mission Missouri in Sikeston didn't stand a chance against Mother Nature's fury.

This week's round of storms caused thousands of dollars of damage inside and out.

"There was water damage everywhere, hallways were flooded, the kitchen was flooded, the dining room was flooded, our main meeting room was flooded. Tile, debris everywhere," said Bell.

While most of the damage will be covered by insurance, the Mission will be responsible for the $5,000 deductible. Paul Bell said the non-profit already operates on a prayer and a shoestring budget.

Until the money is collected, Jane Pfefferkorn, Mission Missouri's executive director, said they'll be without a functioning kitchen.

"I cried, I cried a lot," said Pfefferkorn.

But with the bad, Pfefferkorn said a lot of good has come out of all of this.

"I was just so grateful because we have so many men who live here that no one was here, as long as that was ok, the rest of it would be alright," she said.

In the days following the storm, volunteers from around the community have supplied meals and helped cleanup this mess; giving the staff a little faith in their future.

"It's going to be OK and things are going to better than they were," said Pfefferkorn.

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