March 2, 2017

Governor thanks first responders, volunteers

JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri Governor Eric Greitens went to Perryville Wednesday to thank first responders and volunteers.

The Governor posted about the visit on Facebook, shared photos, and issued the following statement:

"I went to Perryville earlier today. I wanted to share some of what we saw there.

"You can look at a situation like this and see people who suffered, people who have lost everything. And the damage from this tornado was real and serious. We can't ignore that, and we will do what is in our power to help these communities rebuild.

"But what we also saw was a resilient community. We saw neighbors helping each other, comforting one another, and beginning to put things back together. Out of our suffering can come strength—and the people of Perryville are setting an example for all Missourians about how this community and this state stands strong in the face of disaster and difficulty."