NASCAR driver Jamie McMurray who is from Joplin and who drives the #1 NASCAR Sprint Cup car for Bass Pro Shops will be visiting the area and doing charity work to raise awareness and funds for relief efforts. There are many NASC AR drivers from the area who are funding efforts through their foundations.
Just watching Anderson Cooper and CNN's video of the tornado-ravaged town of Joplin, Missouri - such devastation. Simply heart-breaking to see the pictures and to hear of the losses (reporting 116 people killed). The stories of heroics in search and rescue efforts are amazing, as are the accounts of events during the tornado strikes.
Just gut-wrenching to hear, however, that tonight and tomorrow are expected to see further tornadoes in the area - by some accounts expected to be larger than the ones seen on Sunday/Monday. As if the mile wide/four mile long swath of devastation and the loss of life and injuries was not tragic enough.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.