JOPLIN, Mo. (CBSDFW.COM) – On the afternoon of May 22, an EF-5 tornado ripped through the city of Joplin, Missouri, killing over 150 people.

Just over a month later, volunteers from churches across North Texas gathered together to help with cleanup efforts and to spread a message of hope in the devastation.

CBS 11 News at 6 producer Stewart McKenzie was part of the group that traveled to Missouri.  He and others documented their trip.  Here is a look back at his daily reports from the damage: