We interviewed Rebecca and Genevieve Williams, the mother and daughter behind the facebook page Joplin Tornado Info, During the Joplin tornado their facebook page served as a hub connecting volunteers with organizations and supplies with those who needed them. The page also provided up to the minute information for people on the ground whose only source of information was their phones. The ladies recently released an instructional whitebook on the use of social media as a tool for disaster relief. The lessons they learned in Joplin have already been put into action at other disasters.
After the interview they invited us to join them at a restaurant/bar with live music. It was a great chance to meet some of the locals and to see how Joplin spends its Friday nights.