KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Scott Cook first became recognized in Kansas City on May 26, just four days after the devastating tornado in Joplin.
Grabbing his camera quickly, he snapped a photo of a very unusual sky over Kansas City that day. It was a photo that would soon go viral on the Internet, and brought a bit of fame to Cook.
The amateur photographer began selling copies of the greenish picture to raise money for Joplin following the tornado that killed 161 people and destroyed more than 7,500 homes May 22.
Now Cook has found a new way to help the people of Joplin. He’s organized an online food drive with the help of YouGiveGoods.com , a site that also philanthropists to take their causes to the Internet.
As of Wedesday, only $100 dollars was collected. The goal is to reach $4,000 by Christmas.
Joplin Tornado Relief Drive Part 2 benefits the United Aid Foundation and all proceeds go to aid in Joplin’s rebuilding effort.
Cook stopped by NBC Action News Midday to share more details on how things are going. Click the video above to learn more.
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