The Duggar family of TLC's 19 Kids and Counting is working hard to help locate tornado victims in Joplin, Missouri. They spent most of Monday searching a local Home Depot for possible survivors.
According to a report from OK Magazine, Josh Duggar is a volunteer firefighter. He and his family loaded up supplies and necessities and left their home in Arkansas on Sunday, headed for Joplin, Missouri.
"The whole town is just torn apart," Josh Duggar, the eldest of the Duggar family's nineteen children, says. "And I think you can just sense the people, there's a sense of 'We can do this, we're going to unite together and take care of this.'"
This reigns very true to the underlying belief of the entire family that stars on 19 Kids and Counting. They have an uncanny way of trying to put others needs ahead of their own.
Of course the entire Duggar family wasn't able to take the journey or to help with the search and rescue efforts in Joplin. Some of the children, including baby Josie, are still quite young. However JimBob Duggar, the patriarch of the Duggar family, along with Josh, John, Jana, Jill, Jessa and Joseph all made the trip and helped the rescue teams.
The Duggars are a conservative Christian family that believes God will determine the number of children they should have. Prone to lots of public scrutiny because of their large brood, the Duggars don't rely on any state or government aid, and are very active in community service efforts.
It's nice to hear of people like the Duggar family, who are willing to leave their home and their livelihoods in the attempt to help out after a disaster like the aftermath of the tornado that struck Joplin, Missouri. Hopefully their efforts result in the discovery of more survivors.
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