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Woman Receives Home After Crooked Contractor Takes Her Money, Leaves Town

A Joplin woman who was scammed out of thousands of dollars by a crooked contractor, has a new home thanks to the generosity of others.

JOPLIN, MO -- Meagan Snider had plans to rebuild her home on New Hampshire Street in Joplin, then a contractor took her money, and left town.  After hearing her story, workers with Samaritan's Purse, who have helped hundreds of families in the wake of the tornado, stepped in to help.  With the house less than half way finished, volunteers came from across the country to work on Megan's with a new home.  Samaritan's Purse Case Worker Dan Helmich says the best part of his job is days like today when people get the keys to their new house.  "We get to celebrate with them that they are getting their life back together."  Helmich explains.  "There life is moving in a forward direction again." 

Meagan was working on Rangeline the day the tornado came through and helped more than 20 customers say safe as the storm came straight for her.  Now it was someone else's turn to help her.  "There are still good people in the world.  People that want to help."  She says.  "People that don't even know you, are willing to lay down everything for you, and it's amazing.  It changes the way you feel about everything."

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