Students from the southwest Missouri district where nine schools were destroyed or damaged in a May 2011 tornado are headed to Moore, Okla., to help children who lost their school to a tornado last year.
Sidnay Ray-Bazan collected more than $133,000 after the deadly May 2011 tornado, but spent almost one-third of the money for personal use.
Rebuild Joplin held a ribbon-cutting Tuesday at the home of Ron and Margaret Campbell, whose house was damaged during the tornado.
As first reported by KMOX News earlier this week, the anti-gay protestors from Topeka, Kansas said they will make their presence felt in downtown this weekend.
Gov. Nixon cut funding for education and stockpiled tax revenues two years ago while committing $150 million to respond to the deadly Joplin tornado and widespread flooding.
The team consists of about a dozen police and firefighters. It will conduct a needs assessment and help determine areas in which Moore needs further assistance.
First services to be held Sunday in re-built church.
Prosecutors say both made false claims about tornado damage. One obtained temporary rental assistance and the other, a temporary housing unit.
Both plead gulity to defrauding government out of disaster benefits.
The money will help Joplin test and cleanup soil that was contaminated with lead and cadmium during the EF-5 tornado that ripped through it.