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Quincy University students help Oklahoma tornado victims rebuild


Several Quincy University students just returned from a mission trip in Moore, Oklahoma where they helped out the tornado victims.

Members of the Quincy University volleyball team and other students worked with a group called "Operation Blessing." The group painted homes and helped to build a playground for a family.

Organizer Matt Meglan says the group felt compelled to make the trip because people still need a lot of help months after the tornadoes hit.

"To go to a place that was in need. That was not just an economic disaster. That was not just a community that needed help, but it was a natural disaster and they needed our help now," said Meglan

Quincy University women's volleyball captain Samantha Haegele says her team learned a lot from the trip.

"A big thing I think the whole team learned was that just because we are doing little things doesn't mean it's not helping because I think people thought we would go down there and move debris and all that kind of stuff. We were painting. We were just painting and doing small things but it all added up to one big result," said Haegele.

The group has went on mission trips to New Orleans, Joplin and Mobile in previous years.

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