Branson Landing held a benefit for Joplin tornado victims on Friday.
Branson-based Homes of Hope Joplin put on the event "Raising the Roof"—an array of family-fun activities including a T-shirt design activity, ticket giveaways to various Branson venues, a performance by local Missouri band City Limits, and a performance by five American Idol finalists.
All proceeds raised went to the Homes of Hope Joplin.
Homes of Hope Joplin is a non-profit organization created to build homes for those whose homes were destroyed in May 2011 by an EF5 tornado.
That tornado struck Joplin in the late afternoon of Sunday, May 22, 2011.
158 people were killed by the tornado, and around 1000 were injured. It was reportedly the deadliest tornado in America since 1947.
Branson Landing is located on the waterfront of Lake Taneycomo in downtown Branson.
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