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Joplin, Mo., May 22, 2013 -- Jane Cage, chair of the Joplin Area Citizens Advisory Recovery Team (CART), talks about the importance of community resiliency during the city's 2-year tornado anniversary ceremony after receiving the first national presentation of the Rick Rescorla National Award for Resiliency from U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. FEMA recovery specialists helped organize the citizen-based group that Cage has led for nearly 2 years. CART has continuously helped citizens explore ways to re-imagine and recover tornado-impacted areas and works closely with local officials, governmental and non-governmental agencies and long-term recovery planners. Seated in background: Joplin City Manager Mark Rohr, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano. Barb Sturner/FEMA

Joplin, Mo., May 22, 2013 -- DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano (left) presents a medal and framed award to Jane Cage and the citizens of Joplin in honor of the resiliency they have shown in their recovery following a devastating 2011 tornado. DHS' Rick Rescorla National Award for Resiliency, honors Rick Rescorla who died on 9/11 while helping to save scores of colleagues at Morgan Stanley in one of the World Trade Center towers. FEMA and local resident Cage helped organize the Joplin Area Citizens Advisory Recovery Team, a citizens-based community group formed to help guide Joplin's long-term recovery. This is the first national presentation of the award, which was delivered during the city's 2-year tornado anniversary ceremony. Seated in background from left: Joplin Fire Chief Mitch Randles and Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon. Barb Sturner/FEMA

Joplin, Mo., May 22, 2013 -- U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano (left) presents the Rick Rescorla National Award for Resilience to Jane Cage and the citizens of Joplin, MO for their efforts to help the community recover from a devastating 2011 tornado. Cage heads the Joplin Area Citizens Advisory Recovery Team, a citizen-based group formed to help guide Joplin's rebuilding. The award, given for just the second time, was presented during the city's 2-year tornado anniversary ceremony. Seated in background from left: Joplin Fire Chief Mitch Randles, City Manager Mark Rohr, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon and Matt Erskine, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development, U.S. Department of Commerce. FEMA continues to support the community's long-term recovery. Barb Sturner/FEMA

Joplin, Mo., May 22, 2013 -- U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano presents the Rick Rescorla National Award for Resilience to Jane Cage and the citizens of Joplin at the community's 2-year tornado anniversary ceremony. Cage heads the Joplin Area Citizens Advisory Recovery Team, a citizen-based group that was begun with the help of FEMA after the city was devastated by an EF 5 tornado in May 2011 to help guide the community's long-term recovery. Rescorla died on 9/11 after helping to save scores of Morgan Stanley employees from one of the World Trade Center towers. This is the first national presentation of the DHS award in his honor. Seated in the background from left: Joplin Fire Chief Mitch Randles and Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon. Barb Sturner/FEMA