The comments come as the Springfield diocese weighs whether to rebuild Cathedral High School, which was severely damaged by the 2011 tornado.
The city of Springfield is urging residents to give input on the city's rebuilding strategies in response to the June 1st tornadoes.
A series of public hearings are being held in Springfield in the coming months to develop strategies for rebuilding the hardest-hit areas of the city. Bobbie Hill is a principal consultant with Rebuild Springfield, a public-private partnership that hopes to come up with a master plan by the end of December.
The Springfield chapter of Rebuilding Together says it has attracted a thousand volunteers – enough to repair at least 25 homes between October first and October fifth.
"There's a lot of sense of urgency right now with winter approaching again to get the blue tarp off the roof so that it can be rectified."
Colleen Loveless is the executive director of Rebuilding Together's Springfield chapter.