PONTIAC (WWJ) – Like many people, Judge Jodi Debbrecht watched images out of Joplin, Missouri after the city was hit by a major tornado. She grew up in Missouri, and frequently vacations with her family in Joplin.

Now, she’s working with Oakland County’s Main Street program to organize a convoy of semi-trailers, which will bring supplies to the city. She joined WWJ live and told listeners that the tragedy in Joplin, Missouri is personal for her – she grew up there.

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“I grew up and was educated in Missouri and would frequently vacation with my family in the Joplin area.  Many of my friends and relatives still live in Missouri,” said Debbrecht.

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Debbrecht says she’s delighted to hear of the efforts of Oakland County’s Main Street program and their response to the tragedy helping to alleviate the suffering of the residents back home.

They are organizing a convoy of semi-trailers to take badly needed supplies to Missouri on June 16th.

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