Sunday, June 5, 2011


Temeka Johnson, like the rest of the nation, had a difficult time viewing the images of Joplin, Missouri -- a town that was decimated by a tornado.  With a death toll approaching 150 and nearly an entire community of homes completely destroyed, Meek spend a great deal of time in prayer.

"After seeing first hand the pain and devestation caused to my family and friends after Hurricane Katrina, these type of natural disasters strike a very emotional cord inside me," said Johnson.

But as there was in Hurricane Katrina, post stories about courage and determination come to the fore front.  In a conversation with Amber Cox, the Chief Operating Officer for the Phoenix Mercury, Meek heard one such story.

"Amber told me that the sister of her best friend was an elementary school teacher and that her entire school was destroyed by the tornado," said Johnson.  "Yet she and the other teachers of the school are determined to start summer school in two weeks.  Those teachers -- now there's some real heroes."

To help with the process, Meek is going to donate copies of her childrens book, "Decisions, Decisions, Decisions."  They will be shipped out on Monday in time for the start of the summer school session.

"Writing this book was a very special process for me," said Meek.  "But there's been no greater joy for me than to donate these books to brave people of Joplin, Missouri."