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May 2003 Tornado (May 5, 2003)

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Union theatre professor David Burke assesses the damage incurred to the roof of the Carl Perkins Civic Center, site of the upcoming 2003 Scholarship Banquet with Benjamin Netanyahu. - Photo by Jim Veneman
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Union theatre professor David Burke assesses the damage incurred to the roof of the Carl Perkins Civic Center, site of the upcoming 2003 Scholarship Banquet with Benjamin Netanyahu. - Jim Veneman
Union theatre professor and New Beginnings Fellowship elder David Burke tries to work loose a chainlink gate which was hurled into the church's exterior wall by the winds of the tornado. - Photo by Jim Veneman
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Union theatre professor and New Beginnings Fellowship elder David Burke tries to work loose a chainlink gate which was hurled into the church's exterior wall by the winds of the tornado. - Jim Veneman
Jeremy Scott, a senior from Memphis, TN speaks with Nashville's News Channel 5, WTVF.  He and other Union students helped with clean up at Unity Park, a memorial to the victims of Jackson's 1999 tornado. - Photo by Jim Veneman
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Jeremy Scott, a senior from Memphis, TN speaks with Nashville's News Channel 5, WTVF. He and other Union students helped with clean up at Unity Park, a memorial to the victims of Jackson's 1999 tornado. - Jim Veneman
Kathleen Lokey, a freshman from Columbia, TN and eight other Union students assisted Jackson resident and Union alumnae Dianne Payne with the removal of downed trees in her yard. - Photo by Jim Veneman
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Kathleen Lokey, a freshman from Columbia, TN and eight other Union students assisted Jackson resident and Union alumnae Dianne Payne with the removal of downed trees in her yard. - Jim Veneman
Jonathan Blair, a sophomore from Clinton, MS, helps salvage bricks from St. Luke's Episcopal Church in downtown Jackson.  The church was one of several buildings in the downtown area which were almost completely destroyed. - Photo by Jim Veneman
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Jonathan Blair, a sophomore from Clinton, MS, helps salvage bricks from St. Luke's Episcopal Church in downtown Jackson. The church was one of several buildings in the downtown area which were almost completely destroyed. - Jim Veneman
Freshman Shaundra Bloomberg crosses downed power lines to hand out bottled water to East Jackson residents. - Photo by Jim Veneman
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Freshman Shaundra Bloomberg crosses downed power lines to hand out bottled water to East Jackson residents. - Jim Veneman
Sophomore Meredith Williams (left) and Union alumna Julie Boyer map out the relief efforts of Union student volunteers in East Jackson. - Photo by Jim Veneman
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Sophomore Meredith Williams (left) and Union alumna Julie Boyer map out the relief efforts of Union student volunteers in East Jackson. - Jim Veneman
Senior Christina Jones (right) and other Union students load sack lunches and bottled water for distribution in Jackson's hardest hit areas. - Photo by Jim Veneman
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Senior Christina Jones (right) and other Union students load sack lunches and bottled water for distribution in Jackson's hardest hit areas. - Jim Veneman
Union's First Lady Lanese Dockery (center) delivers food, water and encouragement to East Jackson residents Betty Haynes,  Michael Dixon and Joseph Dixson. - Photo by Jim Veneman
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Union's First Lady Lanese Dockery (center) delivers food, water and encouragement to East Jackson residents Betty Haynes, Michael Dixon and Joseph Dixson. - Jim Veneman
Junior Bambi Chao fills in for cafeteria employees unable to come to work because of tornado damage.
 - Photo by Jim Veneman
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Junior Bambi Chao fills in for cafeteria employees unable to come to work because of tornado damage. - Jim Veneman
 Freshman Stacie Scholl (right) and  Sophomore Anna White  (center) serve food to their fellow Unionites in the cafeteria.  They were among several students who volunteered to fill in for workers whose homes were damaged by the tornado.
 - Photo by Jim Veneman
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Freshman Stacie Scholl (right) and Sophomore Anna White (center) serve food to their fellow Unionites in the cafeteria. They were among several students who volunteered to fill in for workers whose homes were damaged by the tornado. - Jim Veneman
The First Baptist Church Jackson sanctuary choir ministered through music at a citywide prayer service for tornado victims. - Photo by Jim Veneman
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The First Baptist Church Jackson sanctuary choir ministered through music at a citywide prayer service for tornado victims. - Jim Veneman
David S. Dockery, president of Union University, shared lessons from 2 Corinthians during the citywide prayer service at First Baptist Church, Jackson. - Photo by Jim Veneman
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David S. Dockery, president of Union University, shared lessons from 2 Corinthians during the citywide prayer service at First Baptist Church, Jackson. - Jim Veneman
President David S. Dockery spoke on "God's Grace in Our Weakness" during the citywide prayer service at First Baptist Church, Jackson. - Photo by Jim Veneman
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President David S. Dockery spoke on "God's Grace in Our Weakness" during the citywide prayer service at First Baptist Church, Jackson. - Jim Veneman
City Mayor Charles Farmer speaks at the citywide prayer service at First Baptist Church, Jackson. - Photo by Jim Veneman
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City Mayor Charles Farmer speaks at the citywide prayer service at First Baptist Church, Jackson. - Jim Veneman
County Mayor Jerry Gist speaks at the citywide prayer service at First Baptist Church, Jackson. - Photo by Jim Veneman
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County Mayor Jerry Gist speaks at the citywide prayer service at First Baptist Church, Jackson. - Jim Veneman
The Jackson community gathered for a citywide prayer service at First Baptist Church, Jackson on May 7 to focus on God's help, strength, and comfort in the aftermath of the tornado that hit Jackson in the late hours of May 5. - Photo by Jim Veneman
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The Jackson community gathered for a citywide prayer service at First Baptist Church, Jackson on May 7 to focus on God's help, strength, and comfort in the aftermath of the tornado that hit Jackson in the late hours of May 5. - Jim Veneman
Community members joined hands across the aisles during prayer at the citywide prayer service held at First Baptist Church, Jackson. - Photo by Jim Veneman
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Community members joined hands across the aisles during prayer at the citywide prayer service held at First Baptist Church, Jackson. - Jim Veneman
Community members joined hands during prayer at the citywide prayer service held at First Baptist Church, Jackson. - Photo by Jim Veneman
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Community members joined hands during prayer at the citywide prayer service held at First Baptist Church, Jackson. - Jim Veneman
Union professor Sam Myatt offers up a prayer at the citywide prayer service that was held at First Baptist Church, Jackson. - Photo by Jim Veneman
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Union professor Sam Myatt offers up a prayer at the citywide prayer service that was held at First Baptist Church, Jackson. - Jim Veneman
Satellite trucks from Memphis and Nashville television stations broadcast live from First Baptist Church, Jackson during the citywide prayer service. - Photo by Jim Veneman
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Satellite trucks from Memphis and Nashville television stations broadcast live from First Baptist Church, Jackson during the citywide prayer service. - Jim Veneman
With their power off and a deadline to meet, the <i>Jackson Sun</i> set up camp in the University Relations office to put out their first two issues after the strom.   - Photo by Justin Veneman
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With their power off and a deadline to meet, the Jackson Sun set up camp in the University Relations office to put out their first two issues after the strom. - Justin Veneman
With their power off and a deadline to meet, the <i>Jackson Sun</i> set up camp in the University Relations office to put out their first two issues after the strom. - Photo by Justin Veneman
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With their power off and a deadline to meet, the Jackson Sun set up camp in the University Relations office to put out their first two issues after the strom. - Justin Veneman
With their power off and a deadline to meet, the <i>Jackson Sun</i> set up camp in the University Relations office to put out their first two issues after the storm. - Photo by Justin Veneman
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With their power off and a deadline to meet, the Jackson Sun set up camp in the University Relations office to put out their first two issues after the storm. - Justin Veneman
Sophomore Stephanie Ozier serves as a writing surface for a tornado victim to fill out a needs survey. - Photo by Justin Veneman
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Sophomore Stephanie Ozier serves as a writing surface for a tornado victim to fill out a needs survey. - Justin Veneman
Junior Emily Murbach passes out food and water to tornado victims in downtown Jackson.  Union sent teams out every hour to minister to the victims. - Photo by Justin Veneman
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Junior Emily Murbach passes out food and water to tornado victims in downtown Jackson. Union sent teams out every hour to minister to the victims. - Justin Veneman
Sophomore Matt Dickey talks with a local tornado victim and gives him a sandwich and bottled water. - Photo by Justin Veneman
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Sophomore Matt Dickey talks with a local tornado victim and gives him a sandwich and bottled water. - Justin Veneman
Union students pack lunches to distribute throughout downtown Jackson to families without electricity and running water. - Photo by Justin Veneman
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Union students pack lunches to distribute throughout downtown Jackson to families without electricity and running water. - Justin Veneman
Juniors Jonathan Miller and Melinda Eckley hand out food and bottled water to children in a condemned home after the tornados hit Jackson. - Photo by Justin Veneman
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Juniors Jonathan Miller and Melinda Eckley hand out food and bottled water to children in a condemned home after the tornados hit Jackson. - Justin Veneman
Meredith Williams gives Sarah Hubbard an area to distribute food in as Rebecca Carlson looks at needs assestment forms for a family. - Photo by Lindsay Stavish
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Meredith Williams gives Sarah Hubbard an area to distribute food in as Rebecca Carlson looks at needs assestment forms for a family. - Lindsay Stavish
Juniors Jonathan Miller and Melinda Eckley survey the recent damage to homes, vehicles, and land in the downtown Jackson area. - Photo by Justin Veneman
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Juniors Jonathan Miller and Melinda Eckley survey the recent damage to homes, vehicles, and land in the downtown Jackson area. - Justin Veneman
Mother Liberty CME Church was destroyed in the May 2003 tornados that trampled through South Jackson and Madison County. - Photo by Justin Veneman
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Mother Liberty CME Church was destroyed in the May 2003 tornados that trampled through South Jackson and Madison County. - Justin Veneman
Union students pray with a tornado victim in South Jackson who lost her home. - Photo by Justin Veneman
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Union students pray with a tornado victim in South Jackson who lost her home. - Justin Veneman
Sophomore Stephanie Ozier and Tara Roggli assist a local tornado victim with medical help. - Photo by Justin Veneman
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Sophomore Stephanie Ozier and Tara Roggli assist a local tornado victim with medical help. - Justin Veneman
Jay Riendour distributes food donated by caring individuals to multiple families during Tornado Relief efforts.  - Photo by Lindsay Stavish
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Jay Riendour distributes food donated by caring individuals to multiple families during Tornado Relief efforts. - Lindsay Stavish
While performing a needs assessment in the community, Union students stop to listen to a tornado victim's story. - Photo by Justin Veneman
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While performing a needs assessment in the community, Union students stop to listen to a tornado victim's story. - Justin Veneman
Freshmen Jerome Azbell and Brooke Fowler scope out the damage of downtown Jackson on their way to minister. - Photo by Justin Veneman
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Freshmen Jerome Azbell and Brooke Fowler scope out the damage of downtown Jackson on their way to minister. - Justin Veneman
Juniors Jonathan Miller and Melinda Eckley deliver sack lunches and water to the tornado victims in downtown Jackson.
 - Photo by Justin Veneman
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Juniors Jonathan Miller and Melinda Eckley deliver sack lunches and water to the tornado victims in downtown Jackson. - Justin Veneman
Sophomore Matt Dickey writes down tornado victim Jimmie Williams' needs while ministering in downtown Jackson.
 - Photo by Justin Veneman
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Sophomore Matt Dickey writes down tornado victim Jimmie Williams' needs while ministering in downtown Jackson. - Justin Veneman
Freshman Brooke Fowler and Junior Nursing major Carlyn Reeves deliver sack lunches and bottled waters to a tornado victim in downtown Jackson. - Photo by Justin Veneman
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Freshman Brooke Fowler and Junior Nursing major Carlyn Reeves deliver sack lunches and bottled waters to a tornado victim in downtown Jackson. - Justin Veneman
Junior Lisa Whiffen hands out bottled waters to tornado victims in downtown Jackson. Jackson residents were asked to boil their water for 24 hours after the storm because of damage to a water treatment facility. - Photo by Justin Veneman
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Junior Lisa Whiffen hands out bottled waters to tornado victims in downtown Jackson. Jackson residents were asked to boil their water for 24 hours after the storm because of damage to a water treatment facility. - Justin Veneman
Juniors Jonathan Miller and Melinda Eckley deliver food to a tornado victim in downtown Jackson.
 - Photo by Justin Veneman
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Juniors Jonathan Miller and Melinda Eckley deliver food to a tornado victim in downtown Jackson. - Justin Veneman
Debbie Garland checks Robert Bowman's blood pressure (background) as Erin Kay, Lauren Murphy and Carlyn Reeves provide comfort and welcome distraction to the children of Jackson's tornado victims. - Photo by Jim Veneman
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Debbie Garland checks Robert Bowman's blood pressure (background) as Erin Kay, Lauren Murphy and Carlyn Reeves provide comfort and welcome distraction to the children of Jackson's tornado victims. - Jim Veneman
Union students (left to right) Jonathan Blair, Erin Hetzel, Sam McMinn, and Valerie Burnett prepare lunch for tornado victims.

 - Photo by Lindsay Stavish
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Union students (left to right) Jonathan Blair, Erin Hetzel, Sam McMinn, and Valerie Burnett prepare lunch for tornado victims. - Lindsay Stavish
Erin Hetzel packs bagged sandwiches in a box for students to pass out to the tornado victims in East Jackson.
 - Photo by Lindsay Stavish
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Erin Hetzel packs bagged sandwiches in a box for students to pass out to the tornado victims in East Jackson. - Lindsay Stavish
Stacie Herr, wife of Residence Director Dan Herr, packs up boxes of food for distribution to tornado victims in East Jackson. - Photo by Justin Veneman
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Stacie Herr, wife of Residence Director Dan Herr, packs up boxes of food for distribution to tornado victims in East Jackson. - Justin Veneman
Sophomore Liz Kilby (left) and David Wolk head out to pass out lunches to victims of tornado damage in downtown Jackson.
 - Photo by Justin Veneman
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Sophomore Liz Kilby (left) and David Wolk head out to pass out lunches to victims of tornado damage in downtown Jackson. - Justin Veneman
Members of the destroyed Episcopal church in downtown Jackson hold a prayer service in the shell of their former building. - Photo by Justin Veneman
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Members of the destroyed Episcopal church in downtown Jackson hold a prayer service in the shell of their former building. - Justin Veneman
The tornado which hit Jackson May 5 caused power outages throughout the city and left dark the offices of the local chapter of the American Red Cross. On May 7, Union University began providing technical assistance and space in the Fred Delay Gymnasium for a temporary disaster relief headquarters.  - Photo by Jim Veneman
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The tornado which hit Jackson May 5 caused power outages throughout the city and left dark the offices of the local chapter of the American Red Cross. On May 7, Union University began providing technical assistance and space in the Fred Delay Gymnasium for a temporary disaster relief headquarters. - Jim Veneman
Senior David Wolk, freshman Blakely Rudd, and freshman Shondra Bloomburg give out bottled water to a local tornado victim. - Photo by Justin Veneman
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Senior David Wolk, freshman Blakely Rudd, and freshman Shondra Bloomburg give out bottled water to a local tornado victim. - Justin Veneman
Senior Dave Wolk and Freshman Shaundra Bloomburg give sack lunches to displaced families in East Jackson after the May 5th tornado. - Photo by Justin Veneman
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Senior Dave Wolk and Freshman Shaundra Bloomburg give sack lunches to displaced families in East Jackson after the May 5th tornado. - Justin Veneman
Jennifer Winfield, Lindsay McBride, Jennifer Kalinoski, and Josh MacDonald worked on a temporary fix for this roof which suffered damage from the May tornado that hit Jackson. - Photo by Kristen Hiller
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Jennifer Winfield, Lindsay McBride, Jennifer Kalinoski, and Josh MacDonald worked on a temporary fix for this roof which suffered damage from the May tornado that hit Jackson. - Kristen Hiller
Union staffers Todd Starnes and Bev Vos speak with Chuck Filatro in the shell of the St. Luke's Episcapol Church after the tornado of May 2003 hit. - Photo by Justin Veneman
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Union staffers Todd Starnes and Bev Vos speak with Chuck Filatro in the shell of the St. Luke's Episcapol Church after the tornado of May 2003 hit. - Justin Veneman
Troy Wallach, Emily Price, and Jenny Welch prepare to minister in downtown Jackson after the May 2003 tornado. - Photo by Justin Veneman
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Troy Wallach, Emily Price, and Jenny Welch prepare to minister in downtown Jackson after the May 2003 tornado. - Justin Veneman
Alum Julie Boyer organizes a group of Union students volunteering their time during the Jackson tornado of May 2003. - Photo by Justin Veneman
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Alum Julie Boyer organizes a group of Union students volunteering their time during the Jackson tornado of May 2003. - Justin Veneman

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