Shanjida Chowdhury on Friday was proud of her work.
The 18-year-old freshman at New York University had spent the week working to restore a house at 2839 E. 18th St. destroyed in the May 22, 2011, tornado. She pointed to the tile on the floor at the entrance of the house.
“I tiled this,” she said. “I did this whole section.”
She said the Muslim and Jewish volunteers from NYU accomplished a lot since starting work on the Rebuild Joplin project on Monday. Chowdhury is Muslim.
“This floor wasn’t there” on Monday, she said. “We painted and tiled and grouted and cleaned.”
She is a volunteer with Bridges: Muslim-Jewish Interfaith Dialogue at New York University.
“It’s a bunch of us Muslim and Jewish kids working together to do good,” Chowdhury said.
She said she has been inspired by the hope and spirit she has seen in the people in Joplin.
“I’m really sore, but it’s a good kind of pain,” she…