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.

Will Cleaver