I went to school in southeast KS at Pitt State University in Pittsburg, KS (about 30 minutes from Joplin). On the night of the tornado my wife and I were listening to a police scanner hoping it wasn’t as bad as it sounded on the scanner. We had a lot of memories and friends in and around Joplin. When I woke up in the morning the news showed the devastation. I went online and found Operation BBQ Relief for Joplin on FB. I knew Stan and Jeff but only from competing against them. I remember talking to my wife and her looking at me like “Why are you still standing here?” I reached out to Stan and and was soon on my way.