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The wait was hardest for Jewsbury
Northwest Cable News, May 24th, 2011 3:25PM

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For Portland Timbers captain Jack Jewsbury, the hardest part was getting news. His hometown of Joplin, Mo., was hit by a devastating tornado, and he couldn't through to his family. "I think the hardest part was when cell phone towers were down," said Jewsbury. "You didn't know what to do at that point. You're waiting."

Jewsbury's family was safe, but the damage was extensive. "One of my uncles lost his business down to the concrete slab it was on," said Jewsbury.  "Another aunt and uncle lost a home."

Up to 2,500 buildings in a city with an estimated 25,000 buildings were destroyed, and damage is estimated at $1 billion to $3 billion. The Joplin twister was the deadliest tornado in U.S. history, killing 117 people.

The Timbers will team up with American Red Cross and take donations at Sunday's MLS game against D.C. United.

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